It’s no secret that New Line Cinema’s IT: Chapter Two will follow the Loser’s Club 27 years later as adults. Thus, it only makes sense that it’s a more “adult” story.
Bill Skarsgard – who plays the terrifying Pennywise told IGN how the sequel will be more adult-themed and psychological:
“The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids,” he said. “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?
“And, you know, it’s hardly answered in the novel, either,” he continued. “I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There are opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it.”
It: Chapter Two will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.
Muschietti will direct the second chapter in the epic saga for New Line and Warner Bros., while Gary Dauberman (IT) has inked a deal to write the script.
“Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults,” Muschietti recently noted, “with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.”
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