The next half of Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, appropriately titled IT: Chapter 2, is shaping up to be a much more aggressive sequel. It makes sense, given that Pennywise was defeated by a group of kids, and after 27 years in hibernation he has every right to be much more angry and horrific.
It appears the film itself will take on a more horrific tone as well. According to IT: Chapter 2’s writer, Gary Dauberman, the film will actually be a lot bloodier too. Here’s what he said to The Hollywood Reporter:
“[It’s] definitely bloodier than the first and it is just as scary, if not scarier…the two movies feel like a complete whole. This feels like a natural progression and extension of the first.”
The quote makes a lot of sense, especially when you remember that Jessica Chastain says she believes it has a scene which uses more blood than any other horror movie:
“I’m gonna say something and I think I’m gonna be in trouble but I’m gonna do it. It might be a spoiler, but in the movie there’s a scene that someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film in a scene.”
“The next day I was pulling [fake] blood out of my eyeballs.”
In the film…
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.
IT: Chapter 2 will hit theaters on September 6, 2019.
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