ELLE's Women In Television Celebration - ArrivalsDammit, we were not ready for that face. Clowns are the worst, and Pennywise is still the worst of the worst, as teased in the nightmare-ready first image of actor Bill Skarsgard as "Pennywise the Dancing Clown" in "It."

Entertainment Weekly got the first look at "It," the film adaptation of Stephen King's infamous novel, which is scheduled for release on September 8, 2017.

Here's the pic:


You OK? Anyone still recovering from the Tim Curry version of Pennywise (we all float down here!) may recognize that face, but don't expect a repeat. "Tim Curry's performance was truly great, but it's important for me to do something different because of that," Skarsgard told EW. "I'll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry."

As EW noted, this first movie will only adapt part of King's 1986 novel, following the main characters when they were kids. "A sequel, in which they come home again to battle It a second time as adults, is planned if this first installment is a success," EW reported. If it isn't a success, what will they do? And what if it isn't a success because Part 1 feels unfinished?

Anyway, expect It to be suitably horrific."It's such an extreme character. Inhumane," Skarsgard said. "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."

"It," directed by Andres Muschietti, will pop out of sewers in September 2017.

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