The adult versions of the Loser’s Club are gracing the cover of a special Comic-Con issue of
You’ll float too.🎈 The Losers are back to battle Pennywise — but who will get the last laugh? Get an exclusive look at ‘IT Chapter Two’ in our special #ComicCon bonus issue, distributed throughout the weekend in San Diego: https://t.co/QuNFo2jevd #ITMovie Story by @clarkcollis pic.twitter.com/Qo55k18nZE
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 10, 2019
n 1990, Stephen King‘s novel about a group of young losers terrorized by a clown was turned into two-part miniseries starring Tim Curry as the disturbing alien clown menace known as Pennywise. That adaptation would permeate pop culture for decades, which is why New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced a remake of
In February of 2018, Variety reported that Jessica Chastain (
THE PRODUCTIONCinemaCon Reveals First It: Chapter Two Footage
It’s not online but the first footage of
Via Deadline, the primary scene is of the adult Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain) returning to her old apartment to retrieve the “winter fire” love letter from Ben. Her father is no longer there, but an old woman now lives there instead, who tells her that her father has passed.
io9 has a very detailed blow-by-blow description of what happens next, including:
The woman asks if Beverly wants some tea, which she accepts, and you just begin to get the sense something is not right, from the odd music she puts on the record player to the flies on the window. Mrs. Kirsh apologizes for the heat and says it gets so hot you could just about die. She then adds something along the lines of, “You know what they say about death? No one who dies in Derry ever really dies.” Then Mrs. Kirsh just stops moving and stares at Beverly. Frozen. Staring…
“I was always Daddy’s little girl,” Mrs. Kirsh says from the darkness of the other room. “What about you? Are you still Daddy’s little girl, Beverly? ARE YOU?” And we see the woman, or
something, jump out of the kitchen at Beverly as Beverly runs out of the house.
Variety adds, “In addition to showing Chastain’s spine-tingling return home, Warner Bros. showed footage of Pennywise floating through the air against a sea of red balloons, as well as a reunion of the Losers Club at a Chinese restaurant. There was also a shot of them descending into the town’s sewers where Pennywise lives.”
And Deadline also has some quotes from the cast, who introduced the clip: James McAvoy was apparently brought aboard the project thanks to, of all things,
Director Andy Muschietti closed the panel by saying if the first film was so scary you’d [soil] your pants, he’s doubling down on the second.
On July 2, New Line Cinema announced that principal photography had begun on
— IT Movie🎈 (@ITMovieOfficial) July 2, 2018
New Line has tapped Checco Varese (
And speaking of behind the scenes, a photographer caught a photo of the adult Losers’ Club in costume on set (via
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— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) July 30, 2018
The paper later provided the first look at Pennywise as he appears in the new movie. Aaaaand…he looks pretty much the same. Why mess with frightening perfection? Also, he’s sitting on the shoulder of a giant Paul Bunyan:
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— Northumberland News (@north_news) August 31, 2018
In another interview with Cinemablend’s Eric Eisenberg, Dauberman mentions that the second film will tackle the Ritual of Chud, though obviously (based on the first movie) not the unfilmable sex parts. It probably will include the notion of biting down on tongues until somebody laughs, and the major element of minds entering another dimensional plane to do spiritual battle. Whether that means the immortal turtle will show up (yes, if you haven’t read the book, there’s an immortal turtle, as hinted in a couple of throwaway moments in the first film via LEGO and a line of dialogue in the swimming scene), who knows. But for now, Dauberman says, “Andy would kind of go off and think about Chüd and how he wants to visually represent all that stuff. He just came up with some brilliant, brilliant stuff… It really is going to be amazing.”
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IT chapter 2 was an 86-day roller coaster ride. Never had so much fun making movies as this one . I had a relentless and inspired crew who believed in this adventure as much as i did and a cast that put their heart and soul behind every second of performance. A huge thank you to all of them and also to my producer and sister @barbaramus who dealt with all the shit that a production like this has reserved for producers. And last but not least , the fans who day by day boosted our spirits by reminding us how much this story means to them. Thank you and Love to you all 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈❤️ /// la filmacion de IT 2 fue una paliza de 86 dias pero nunca me divertí tanto haciendo una peli . Gracias al incansable equipo y al elenco por creer en la visión y ponerle el alma y el corazón a cada dia de rodaje. Gracias a mi hermana @barbaramus por el trabajo inmenso que conlleva producir una peli como esta ; y por ultimo a los fans que vienen bancando con tanta pasión esta segunda parte. Gracias a todos y prepárense para flotar de nuevo 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈❤️ #itchapter2