It’s time to float with the new IT: Chapter Two film, releasing in theaters on Sept. 6.
In its most recent trailer, we got a glimpse into this terrifying sequel and Pennywise’s vengeful plan to torment the Losers Club 27 years later.
While the town of Derry believes Pennywise was defeated, the Losers Club must once again battle the eerie dancing clown, played by Bill Skarsgard. Despite going their separate ways in adulthood, the Losers must reunite to destroy Pennywise once and for all. Featuring an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean, we are sure this flick will make your phobia of clowns even more apparent.
With such an exciting start to the franchise with the IT (2017) film, we can’t help but compare the two adaptions to its 1990 Tom Lee Wallace miniseries. There’s no denying that Tim Curry’s rendition of Pennywise was surely the nightmare of many kids; however, Skarsgard added a fresh new spin to the shapeshifting monster.
Although movie effects have definitely improved since the original version, Skarsgard’s rendition is purely menacing due to Pennywise’s overall appearance. In the 1990 version, Pennywise takes on a much more obvious clown persona; however, in the modern rendition, Pennywise looks more like a monster. Some could say that the original Pennywise is a social outcast compared to the modern Pennywise, with 1990 audiences viewing Pennywise as the dangerous stranger who goes unnoticed in Derry. But modern Pennywise uses a more overt threat, representing an obvious bad guy.
Despite the plot of the new film being set 27 years after the first film, the young actors who played members of the Losers Club will appear in flashbacks, similar to its 1990 miniseries. However, a few factors and scenes differ in this new rendition compared to the miniseries and Stephen King’s 1986 novel. For instance, Mike Hanlon, one of the members of the Losers Club who will be depicted by Isaiah Mustafa, will have a much darker character arc than originally portrayed in the books.
One scene in particular that differs from the book that the newest trailer briefly revealed was a sequence that has Bill (James McAvoy) running through a carnival’s hall of mirrors in order to save a kid from the clutches of Pennywise. While we aren’t too sure of the details, the scene definitely looks creepy. I guess you’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out.
Will you go see IT Chapter Two?