Just so you know, IT: Chapter 2 is pegged to be a lot scarier and horror-inducing than the first movie. And, well, this behind-the-scene featurette just proved that.
It looks like director Andy Muschietti took on a seemingly challenging project when he opted to direct the sequel to 2017's 'IT'. Given how beloved the original novel by Stephen King and 1990's mini-series is, the director clearly has big shoes to fill. In the sequel, the narrative is blended into two timelines and breaking them into two different movies, given how the success of the second part is determined solely by relying on the accomplishments of the first is a big job to do.
Luckily, the 2017 movie not only became one of the biggest horror films of the year but also one of the most successful R-rated movies, as it went on to earn more than $700 million worldwide. The latest featurette of 'IT: Chapter 2' the amount of horror the audience can expect from the sequel. The sequel takes place after 27 years after the Losers' Club defeated Pennywise, but now he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. The Losers Club has grown up to be adults now and has gone their separate ways. But, as the kids started disappearing again, Mike is the only one who was in the hometown and he calls all the others home.
IT CHAPTER 2: The final confrontation is epic.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) 27 July 2019
All of them are still traumatized from the events of their past and they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all, and it puts them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever. Stephen King might be well-known for his spooky stories, but he has regularly delved into more straightforward dramatic narratives. This movie sees the correct blend of drama and childhood friendship with horror. As it is already mentioned in the featurette, the new movie is definitely taking the concept of terror to new heights. But what will ultimately make the film a success is how much we care about the actual characters.
Earlier this year, writer Gary Dauberman first dropped MAJOR hints that the new movie is going to be scarier than the first movie. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, "The sequel is 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 new movie stars James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Andy Bean as Stanley, Jay Ryan as Ben, and James Ransone as Eddie. The role of Pennywise the dancing clown is going to be played by Bill Skarsgard.