Yesterday, it was announced that we were getting an official trailer for It chapter 2 today!
The film will be released September 6, 2019, almost two years to the day when the first chapter was released. It was successful and pretty well-liked by audiences, despite the inevitable comparisons to the limited TV series adaptation in the 90s with Tim Curry.
This trailer for It Chapter 2 features a new cast to portray the grown-up loser’s club as they battle It for the second time twenty-seven years later.
Featuring the same thrilling score from the first film, this second chapter looks darker, grittier, and just plain creepier than the first film. (THOSE BALLOONS UNDER THE BRIDGE!!) There’s even an extended scene in this trailer with James McAvoy trapped in a funhouse that’s sure to play with your claustrophobia.
The last shot before the title is what really stands out. We see Pennywise in the beginning, and he has a really unique human-like quality that just makes him scarier. It’s absolutely spine-chilling and wonderfully terrifying. I’m really looking forward to Bill Skarsgård’s performance in this one.
We still ask: Why two films?
While I am cynical to splitting up books into two films since it reeks of money-grabbing, this split makes sense. It is a massive tome of story and clocks in at almost 1200 pages in the U.S. paperback edition. The second film focuses solely on the group as adults. Also, It’s a clean way for us as an audience to pick up on the story without absolutely needing to rewatch the first one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to rewatch the first one (probably many times) in anticipation for this installment. It Chapter 2 is at the top of my must-watch list this year, so I’ll be in the theaters (hopefully) the opening weekend to see this!
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