Stephen King’s It crawled back onto the scene in 2017, when the first of two movie remakes came out. The second film, based like the first on King’s 1,100-page 1986 bestseller, is not a sequel — it’s a continuation of the plot, taking place 27 years after the first film. Members of the Losers’ Club from the first film have been recast with adult actors, though the young actors will also appear in flashback. A teaser trailer released in May focuses on a grown-up Bev Marsh, played by Jessica Chastain, as she learned that sometimes, you can’t (and shouldn’t) go home again. In early June, director Andy Muschietti confirmed that the movie would head to San Diego Comic-Con ahead of the fall release. No word on what to expect, but some people on staff are already having nightmares about red balloons. Author Stephen King himself apparently loves the film — before the trailer came out, he raved about it in a tweet, saying, “Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I’ve seen it, and it’s terrific.” Last summer, Chastain, who took on the role of Bev from younger actress Sophia Lillis, tweeted a photo showing Lillis passing the story’s infamous red balloon to her older counterpart. “If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ’80s and inform the story in the present day,” director Muschietti told Entertainment Weekly (Muschetti also directed 2017’s It). Release date, production info The movie was… [Read full story]
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