With IT: Chapter 2 set to start production soon, and very little confirmed cast information, fans are starting to get a little unsettled in their waiting. The sequel is set to be released September 2019, with filming starting this summer – so information is not far behind. The director, Andy Muschietti, gave just enough to hold fans at the recent CinemaCon. He passed along the little tid-bit that the sequel is going to be far scarier than the first, and with that information, comes the excitement.
Many fans were terrified by the first film, and with the novel writer, Stephen King, on board saying it was terrifying, what more could we have expected. However, even with all the amazing things they were able to do with Pennywise, and the children who starred in the film, Muschietti thinks he can dish out a far more intense experience this time around.
As the director put it:
“They’re gonna find a lot of things that resemble the first one, the humor, the emotion, the horror…..People are very invested emotionally in the characters of the story. At the end of the first one, there’s a promise of something else…It’s gonna be scarier. It’s gonna be a more intense experience. So, bring your adult diapers to the theater.”
In the first film, and based off the novel, a group of children from a small town named Derry, team up to take on Pennywise the Clown and attempt to stop him from harming children anymore. With this sequel, their problem clown will resurface 27 years later in the year 2015 and the adult versions of the losers club, will have to fight the monster once more.
We have also heard from Bill Skarsgård at an earlier date about how he thinks taking a more psychological adult approach may be interesting and how he would like to explore the being itself.
“And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. … I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?”
You are either a fan or not of most Stephen King adaptions, but when it comes to IT and its legendary story that has scared many folks since the novel hit the shelves, seeing this film is going to be on your must do list. If you have not seen the first one, I suggest doing so over this weekend if you have missed out on your Avengers: Infinity War tickets.
What do you think, can it be scarier? Do you think they will fall short of the fear factor when it comes to major horror fans? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!