source no fear of it. These feelings were intensified when he heard about how much fun everyone else was having without him and how they all called it one of the best projects they'd ever worked on." />
Sign In. Edit It I Showing all items. Grazer looked right at him and said, "Love what you're doing with the character! Pennywise has only four minutes of dialogue in the entire film. Some lines of dialogue were improvised by the actors. Jackson Robert Scott Georgie is the youngest in the movie and stated that he wasn't as scared of Pennywise as he thought he would be.
Director Andy Muschietti liked this as that the drooling adds onto the ravenous nature of Pennywise. Sophia Lillis says that she had to stand on a box in some scenes as, at only five feet tall, she is the shortest of the cast. This required him to wear clown makeup to the audition. He proclaims, "There was something kind of humiliating and absurd about the whole thing. I'm an actor auditioning in Hollywood, and I'm driving with clownface on. It's kind of a metaphor for what the profession of acting feels like.
His actual body was digitally removed and replaced with a digital body. Portions of the body were digitally built in order for limbs and body parts to be maneuvered in various and intricate ways. The unfolding was hand-animated. It gave a better choreography to enter and fold onto itself than to try and do it the other way. He states, "In order for this movie to be as effective as the book and the series, I have to scare a whole generation. My take was that Pennywise functions very simply. Nothing much is going on in terms of what he's thinking - he's animalistic and instinctive.
The audience were left bewildered and amused. It was joked that the film became the longest Burger King ad ever. Around the time of the theatrical release of this film, in Lititz, Pennsylvania, there was a prank that involved a series of red balloons tied to sewer grates throughout the town mimicking one of the book covers of the "It" novel.
The prank had frightened the citizens, including the Lititz police force. The outside wall of the butcher shop has a large mural on the side of it commemorating the shootout and murder of the Bradley Gang in This is taken directly from the book and is mentioned by Mike in his recollection of the past violence that has happened in Derry. In the book, the townspeople of Derry ambush a gang of bank robbers coming to purchase ammo in their town and massacre them in a blaze of crossfire. He ended up getting perplexed stares from creeped out pedestrians.
He says, "Andy [Muschietti] had also asked to explore clown laughter, so I'm sitting in the car and I feel ridiculous, but I thought I might as well absorb it and use it. So I just started to laugh like crazy in the car, as I'm just bearing down on pedestrians.
The film is the highest grossing Stephen King adaptation film to date. The woman in the painting, Judith the Flute Lady, who's portrayed by Tatum Lee , was originally supposed to have some minor visual effects augmentations. Her eyes were digitally altered and warped apart to give off an unnatural, unnerving look. However, Rodeo FX went on to add more digital elements onto the character to the point where most of the physical performance was almost entirely replaced.
Pennywise's costume in the film is much more faithful to the description in the novel, in comparison to the Tim Curry costume in the TV miniseries, including his orange hair, and the orange pom-poms going down his silver suit. The miniseries only included the orange pom-poms. In the scene of Ben in the library, one of the photos in the Derry history book is in fact a Civil War photo of dead soldiers at Gettysburg.
They photo-shopped the Easter eggs around the corpses. The film's unexpected success caused an unexpected newfound interest in future Stephen King related projects after a long period of mostly failed projects. Wolfhard and Lillis are the only actors of the young cast who had eventually gotten their wish, as that Hader and Chastain ended up being cast as the older versions of Ritchie and Beverly, respectively, in the sequel, It Chapter Two The Duffer Brothers originally wanted to direct the movie, but were overlooked as they were not "established" enough.
The number 27 is often associated with this story. This film was released 27 years after the original television mini-series. In the book, it is mentioned that "It" returns to Derry approximately every 27 years. Jonathan Brandis , who played young Bill in the original film, died at 27 years old.
The official U. The kids brushed this off, claiming that they knew he was just an actor in a costume and that they were professionals and would be fine. When Ben Jeremy Ray Taylor is in the library, he looks out the window and sees 4 of the Losers ride by on their bikes. About six months before the film was released, Stephen King the author of the original novel was shown a screening. Afterwards, he said that the film exceeded his expectations and that the producers had done "a wonderful job. Costume designer Janie Bryant had based the costume design for Pennywise's suit on various eras throughout history that includes Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Victorian.
The costume emphasizes Pennywise's immortality. Due to the film's huge success, Warner Bros. Goldstein announced plans to put the film in even more theaters around Halloween According to director Andy Muschietti in an interview with GQ, two of the most difficult scenes to shoot were the storm drain scene with Georgie and Pennywise and the flooded basement scene with Bill and Pennywise.
It involved a lot of water in both situations and a lot timing. When Ben is flipping through the "Old History of Derry" book in the library, he briefly pauses on a picture of the easter festivities pre-explosion. In that picture, you can see a caravan cart that says "Pennywise the Dancing Clown" on it, with the image of a clown face but not the evil Pennywise. We later see this cart when Beverly wakes up in the sewer lair.
This cart could be the inspiration of It's form as Pennywise. When Richie Tozier Finn Wolfhard is in the "clown room," there is a mannequin dressed as the mini-series version of Pennywise the Clown, played by Tim Curry , sitting on the floor left side of the screen.
The scene where Pennywise is holding the red balloons in the style of an upside down pyramid when Eddie encounters him for the first time was done using a mixture of practical effects and CGI. Yet, the rest were computer generated balloons. Throughout the film many movie posters are seen in the background, either at the theatre or in Bill's room.
All of these films are either owned by Warner Brothers or New Line Cinema, the two distributors behind the film. The aerial shot of the town is actually Walton St. He states, "Well, I like [Bill] Skarsgard very much. I think he's very clever. It'll be interesting on what sort of clown face he puts on because it's not an obvious clown face at all.
I've seen the trailer and you can't really see him at all. So I'm fascinated to see it. He's very good. A live-action 16 feet high set was built for the scene where the floating children are presented in the sewers in which Rodeo FX digitally enhanced it. Yet, they ended up getting the roles of Stanley Uris and Eddie Kaspbrak, respectively. And Jaeden Martell originally auditioned for the role of Eddie Kaspbrak, yet ended up getting the role of Bill Denbrough.
A popular fan idea is to have the child actors from the original miniseries return to play the adult roles. However, Bill would have to be recast due to the death of Jonathan Brandis. Marlon Taylor and Jarred Blancard , who played the roles of Mike and Henry, have both said that if they were offered the chance to reprise their roles, they would accept.
Director Andy Muschietti stated in an interview that he specifically cast Finn Wolfhard to play Richie Tozier because he immediately recognized the shared similarities between Wolfhard and Richie in that Wolfhard too, had a burning need inside to express himself and be funny in real life just like the character Richie Tozier does. For the home video releases, a Director's Cut will be released with the additional footage. When The Losers Club first enter Ben's room you can hear Richie talking about someone's house having a roller coaster, a chimp, and some old guys bones.
It is safe to assume he's talking about Michael Jackson and Neverland Ranch. He's not even a clown. I'm playing just one of the beings that It creates. It truly enjoys taking the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. The clown is a manifestation of the children's imaginations, so there's something child-like about that. A few weeks after the release of this film, in Moscow, Burger King Russia had filed a complaint against their long time rival, McDonalds, in wanting the film to be banned, citing that their mascot, Ronald McDonald, supposedly looks too similar to Pennywise.
Composer Benjamin Wallfisch had incorporated children singing the nursery rhyme, "Oranges and Lemons" into the score. Director Andy Muschietti came up with the idea of using the old English nursery rhyme. Wallfisch explains, "[Muschietti's] approach, I think, was to try and find a sound for Pennywise that is somehow the sound of him thinking, the sound of him contemplating the idea of attack - or actually attacking.
The film's first teaser trailer generated million views globally within 24 hours of its release, breaking the record that was set by The Fate of the Furious at million views. The movie had been in development for seven years before filming actually began. These feelings were intensified when he heard about how much fun everyone else was having without him and how they all called it one of the best projects they'd ever worked on. The final fight scene was very complicated to shoot. According to VFX supervisor Arnaud Brisebois , the occurrences that happen in the scene had to be planned out.
He states, "Basically what they did was bring in all the stunt performers into a gym, and they learned the choreography and they motion-captured this. We built really quick CG assets for all of the characters, including Pennywise, and we planned out all of his transformations and action".
The original Stephen King novel runs to pages. Producer Barbara Muschietti confirmed that Jessica Chastain was being considered for the role of adult Beverly.