When it was announced Warner Bros. would release a reboot of Stephen King’s It, excitement was tepid. But upon its release, the movie exploded, as Pennywise the Clown became the it Halloween costume and It became the highest grossing horror film of all-time. You could say excitement is high for the sequel, and director Andy Muschetti is only stoking those flames.
The sequel, which takes place 27 years after events of the original, will be “scarier and more intense,” and during the CinemaCon convention, Muschetti told the audience to “bring your adult diapers.”
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No new footage was shown during the convention, as the movie hasn’t officially started shooting yet, but Jessica Chastain has been announced in the lead role, with Bill Hader and James McAvoy also joining the cast. Respectively, they’ll play Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier, and Bill Debrough, while the rest of the Losers’ Club hasn’t been revealed. Bill Skarsgård will reprise his role as Pennywise, which might produce nightmares once again for the actor, if not for audiences.
I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited. It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn’t appreciate. Like, I’m Pennywise and I’m really upset that I’m out in public and people are looking at me.
It: Chapter Two is slated for release in 2019.