It: Chapter 2 is one of the most anticipated horror movies to come out this year and Andy Muschetti reveals which scenes were requested by the master of horror himself.
It is not too often that the author Stephen King gets involved in any sort of movie adaptations of his work but it seems that the attention earned by the 2017 IT resulted in King taking a more active interest in IT CHAPTER TWO. As a matter of fact, it has intrigued him so much so that he has even requested some specific scenes to be corroborated in the sequel movie. Director Andy Muschetti knew he couldn't make a literal adaptation of the 1,100-page source material, as not everything would be as effective in a movie, but King shared his support for two specific scenes that he wrote which he had hoped to see brought to life.
But, it might surprise you to know that Muschetti did not heed all of King’s wishes. While it was certainly understandable for Stephen King to ask for certain scenes to be included, Muschietti noted that the author was quite mild-mannered with his requests.
In an interview with io9, he said, “He gave us a little list of things that he would like to see in the movie. But he is very gentle. He said like, ‘Please take this. It is what it is. There are no strings attached.’ It was more an affectionate thing with what he remembers of his own work.”
One of the requested scenes by King for the movie was the attack on Richie from a Paul Bunyan statue, which the 1990 miniseries adaptation didn't include. But, even though the attack could not be brought back to life, the production value and the recent CGI effects have helped It: Chapter 2 bring the terrifying scene back to life.
But, one scene that Muschetti did not agree to was the ending of the novel, which sees the town of Derry, Maine destroyed in the wake of the Losers' Club's conflict with the entity that has been plaguing the town.
The director added, saying, “We didn’t go, at all, in that direction because I wanted to keep the ending more intimate and more about the emotions of the humans of this group. So we had to pass on that.”
The movie follows what happened 27 years after the Losers' Club defeated Pennywise. He has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. But, with kids starting to disappear again, Mike calls the others home. But, every one of them are damaged by the incidents of their past and they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.