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First Look At The Leper In IT Remake

Pennywise in the It Remake

Earlier this week, we brought you the first glimpses of both Finn Wolfhard, who plays Richie Tozier, and Pennywise himself from the hugely-anticipated, upcoming IT remake.

Now, thanks to Stephen King fan-site Lilija’s Library, we’ve got our very first look at another major character – The Leper.

Creature performer Javier Botet (Mama, The Conjuring 2) will be tasked with bringing the character to life, and you can check out a paparazzi shot of him below.

The Leper in IT

Bill Skarsgard is set to appear as Pennywise in Andrés Muschietti‘s upcoming redux. His costars – or, more accurately, his victims – include Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

In a recent chat with EW, Skarsgard shed some light on what we can expect from his turn as Pennywise. “It’s such an extreme character,” he said. “Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”

What we know thus far is that the project is shooting between now and September 6th in Ontario, Canada. We also know that the producers are targeting an R-rating. The creative team says that their intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible. We previously reported that the California Tax Credit would be utilized by the production. So, while the bulk of the project will lens in Canada, we expect that at least part of the picture will shoot in CA.

Original director Cary Fukunaga reportedly departed the remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés ‘Andy’ Muschietti (Mama) was later tapped to helm the adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Like the miniseries, it is expected to be split into two parts. Gary Dauberman  wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti. The film is targeting a September 8, 2017 release date.

The 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King book of the same name. No additional details on the upcoming project are available at this time but stay tuned to the site in the coming months and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced.


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Slasher fanatic Joey Keogh has been writing since she could hold a pen, and watching horror movies even longer. Aside from making a little home for herself at Wicked Horror, Joey also writes for Birth.Movies.Death, The List, and Vague Visages among others. Her actual home boasts Halloween decorations all year round. Hello to Jason Isaacs.
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