In the fall of 1990, 27 years (!) Before he hit the big screen, Pennywise unleashed viewers with a miniseries adapted from THIS, and the next documentary Pennywise: The History of Computing will dive deep into the sewers of Derry to tell the real stories behind the clown that terrified a generation.
The upcoming documentary has been in the works for several years now, and today we learn that it’s finally finished and will premiere at two upcoming film festivals!
The first one standing, Pennywise: The History of Computing will have its world premiere at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival from Catalonia on October 15, news first reported by Variety.
The documentary will then make its way to Fright Fest Video Arrow in the UK, which premieres on Saturday, October 30, just a day before Halloween.
With more than 50 interviews with the actors and the crew and more than 700 unseen photos of the production, the doc of Jean Campopiano and Chris Griffiths intended to “tell a story heard by a few and showcase a plethora of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer. “
From exploring the historical and cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (fear of clowns) to Tim Curry’s magical portrayal of Pennywise the Clown to the impact Vancouver (aka “Hollywood North”) had on the designed miniseries for television in 1990, The history of computing will dig deeper into the Pennywise phenomenon than ever before.
Campopiano said in a new statement shared with Bloody Disgusting: âWe live in an era where adaptations of Stephen King’s work have never been so prolific and culturally relevant. Extremely successful 2017 and 2019 theatrical remakes of THIS and SEMATIVE PET, the much appreciated sequel to THE BRILLIANT, SLEEP DOCTOR, TV shows STONE CASTLE, and the upcoming theatrical remake of his 1979 TV miniseries, SALES LOT – this documentary comes precisely at the perfect time.
Producer Gary Smart added, âThis film project has been a remarkable journey and I am so happy that Tim curry joined us and graciously spent time sharing his thoughts and memories of his iconic role in this beloved miniseries.
Pennywise: The History of Computing was written and produced by Campopiano and Smart.