Pennywise Actor Says ‘Really, Really Disturbing’ Flashback Scene Was Cut From ‘It’ Movie
The latest totals show that the blockbuster Stephen King adaptation “It” has made over an estimated $371,000,000 in the worldwide box office, and is the biggest September release of all-time. The horror movie is already pretty dark, but actor Bill Skarsgard said it could have been even darker. Skarsgard, who plays the creepy clown Pennywise, revealed to Variety that a “really disturbing” flashback scene was actually deleted from the film.
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]. The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one. The idea is the ‘It’ entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.”
In Stephen King’s 1986 novel, there are flashbacks to the origin of It, but there are none in the finished film. But for those of you who enjoy dark content fear not because there will be a sequel to Andy Muchietti’s adaptation, and the film is reportedly much more disturbing than the current scarefest. A possible plotline of the sequel could be one of the key members of the Losers’ Club develops an extreme drug addiction and attempts to destroy It once and for all.