September 6th, 2019: That’s how long we’ll have to wait to see IT: Chapter 2, the sequel to Andy Muschietti’s record-breaking, mega-hit based on Stephen King’s epic tome. While that might seem like an infinity for eager fans, It’s a pretty quick turn-around in the world of big-budget, Hollywood releases of any genre. So, if it seems like news regarding Chapter 2 has gone mum, this could indicate parties are hunkering down for what’s certain to be a grueling, yet satisfying endeavor.
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To that end, Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard plans to re-read the novel at least one more time in order to wrap his mind around the interdimensional villain he portrays. He recently dishes (as much as he’s allowed) with the folks at IGN; here’s what we know at this moment…
Full spoilers follow for the novel and potential spoilers follow for IT: Chapter 2.
Skarsgard: “The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. … I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?”
On the Origins of Pennywise:
“You know, it’s hardly answered in the novel. I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of [serialized] sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There’s opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it.”
IT Chapter 1: The Losers Club will be available on Blu-ray/DVD this December. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.
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