Given the huge success of the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, a sequel was always on the cards and today the trailer finally arrives.
It’s been 27 years since the original IT film and now we’re promised ‘a more vicious Pennywise’ in IT: Chapter Two according to Bill Skarsgård, the actor who plays Pennywise.
Watch the first official trailer below:
Skarsgård said in an interview with EW:
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Back in 2017, IT shook up the world of horror cinema, launching a golden age for Stephen King fans.
Now, fans are all set to get the next chapter of the story, this time following the characters into adulthood.
IT: Chapter 2 Release Date
On Halloween 2018, The ‘IT Movie’ official Twitter account tweeted the cinema release date September 6, 201 9 sparking much excitement.
— IT Movie🎈 (@ITMovieOfficial) October 31, 2018
One person shrieked:
Aaaaaaaawww!!! OMG!!! Can’t waiiiit!!
So pumped for this. The cast they put together is pretty legit too.
According to the It: Chapter Two synopsis on the IMDb page:
27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
IT: Chapter 2 Cast
The new, grown-up cast will feature Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier.
Of course, Bill Skarsgård will also be stepping back into the horrifying clown shoes of the malevolent Pennywise; terrifying the Losers’ Club members nearly three decades after the events of the original film.
Full list of IT: Chapter Two cast members can be found on IMDB but the main cast members include:
Sophia Lillis (Young Beverly)
Jack Dylan Grazer (Young Eddie)
Finn Wolfhard (Young Richie)
Jaeden Martell (Young Bill)
Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom)
Jackson Robert Scott (Georgie Denborough) (rumored)
Jeremy Ray Taylor (Young Ben)
Xavier Dolan (Adrian Mellon)
Jake Weary (John ‘Webby’ Garton)
Nicholas Hamilton (Young Henry)
Jess Weixler (Audra Phillips)
James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak)
Wyatt Oleff (Young Stanley)
Owen Teague (Patrick Hockstetter)
Kate Corbett (Dean’s Mom)
Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon)
Andy Bean (Stanley Uris)
Teach Grant (Henry Bowers)
Watch a trailer for IT (2017) below:
As reported by Comicbook, writer Gary Dauberman spoke about ensuring the sequel would once again bring Stephen King’s novel to life:
Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page,
For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and ‘here’s where we are so far’ which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience?
We cannot wait…
It: Chapter 2 will hit cinemas as of September 6, 2019.
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