Perhaps one of the biggest talking points for the It remakes has been who they would get to play Pennywise. Whoever they would choose would have some large shoes to fill left by Tim Curry in the 1990 made for television adaptation.
It has been announced that the role has been cast, going to Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, We’re the Miller’s). His work in the upcoming The Revenant caught the studio’s attention and it is said that his audition for Pennywise sealed the deal.
What started as a fake trailer, is now going to be an actual film. It has a release date in Italy next week, and is set to come to other locations early 2015. Directed by Jonathan Watts, it is produced by and stars Eli Roth as the titular clown. A man finds a clown costume and decides to wear it for his child’s birthday. After the party he discovers that the costume is cursed, turning him into a psychotic killer clown.
The Italian poster (below) has been banned, though no reason has been given to why yet.
Also, check out the fake trailer that started it all here.
I had a recent post about how Ryan Murphy claimed Twisty the clown wouk be the most terrifying clown we’ve ever seen, but it looks like he has some stiff competition here.
Back in September, American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy, shared a picture of Twisty the Clown and claimed to have created the most terrifying clown ever.
Take a moment to look him over. He definitely not someone you would want to meet in a dark alleyway. His dirty clothes and his bag of tricks, they add to it. But the part that puts it over the edge is his face. Look at it.
Now if you’ve been watching, you know that Twisty is a kidnapper and a murderer as well. That adds to his creepiness, along with his actions throughout the first few episodes. Episode 4 though, gets us behind the mask so to speak (and episode 2 literally did). I’m shocked though at his death. Twisty was honestly one of the few things I was looking forward to this season. It looks like Dandy is going to carry on his legacy, and while he is a little creepy it’s not the same. Twisty’s backstory added a lot of depth to his character, and made him more interesting.
While he is definitely a terrifying clown, I don’t think Twisty quite lives up to the hype created by Ryan Murphy. What do you think?
Most people tend to have mixed feelings on Mr. Zombie’s films. I myself have been a fan since I first saw House of 1000 Corpses over ten years ago, but it is understandable how some people can feel differently. From the remakes of the beloved Halloween films, to the dark and gritty style he implements in his story telling, his movies are not for everyone. With his latest film ’31’ he knew this, and to stay true to the story he wanted to tell, he has turned to his fans instead of a studio. Rob Zombie is crowdfunding this film, with over 5,000 backers already. There is some more sweet rewards that you can get by giving, though some are already ‘sold out’. Check out the site http://www.fanbacked.com/c/31-rob-zombie-film/ for a brief synopsis, some artwork (some NSFW), to give to the cause and check out the rewards.
Onto the movie though, ’31’ tells the story of five individuals kidnapped on the the says leading up ro Halloween. They’re held captive in a place known as Murder World where they must fight for their lives against the resident beings, an evil group of murderous clowns known as “the heads”. Zombie promises the movie to be a fast paced, in your face nasty, violent and just plain weird movie. And to be honest, I can’t wait. Rob Zombie has be known to push the envelope, and with no studio to answer to, I think ’31’ is going to be a brutal film that lets us peek inside the dark and twisted mind of it’s creator.