Up to now, not much detailed information has been released regarding the upcoming feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel IT, apart from some casting notices — including the recent dramatic reveal of the new Pennywise the Clown, played by Bill Skarsgård. [UPDATE: That image was just a tease compared to what was unveiled today!]
But the film’s director, Andrés Muschietti (MAMA), has changed all that — thanks to a collection of images he’s started adding to his Instagram account.
Though it’s only recently been updated with IT images, the gallery nevertheless addresses a wide range of material, from storyboard and concept art to glimpses of locations and props — many of which will be instantly recognizable to fans of the novel and the 1990 TV adaptation.
The pics include a nifty shot of “Silver,” the strangely magical bicycle owned by the character Bill Denbrough, a “MISSING” poster depicting Richie Tozier (played by Finn Wolfhard, a.k.a. Mike from STRANGER THINGS!), and an incredibly creepy image of a disembodied doll’s head floating in a creek (shown at top).
One of the storyboard images includes the beginning of the rhyme “He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts,” which Bill employs to overcome his stutter.
The gallery recently caught the eye of genre fans (with a boost from major sites like iO9 and Birth. Movies. Death.), and subsequently blew up on social media. Consider us fully intrigued as well. It’s just a crying shame we have more than a year to wait for IT (the first installment of the two-part feature is slated for September 8, 2017), but we can always hope Muschietti keeps piling on the goodies until then…