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'It: Chapter 2' Is Going To Be More Terrifying Than The First

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'It: Chapter 2' Is Going To Be More Terrifying Than The First

Hands down, It was one of the scariest films of last year, not to mention one of the most successful. The Andy Muschietti-directed movie smashed a bunch of records and became the top-grossing horror flick of all time.

A reboot of the 1990 mini-series, based on the Stephen King book of the same name, it introduced a whole new generation to coulrophobia thanks to Pennywise the clown. However, last autumn's movie was only the first instalment and the second part is going to be so terrifying the director reckons you need to invest in some 'adult diapers'.

Muschietti promised that It: Chapter 2 is going to be even scarier while speaking at this year's CinemaCon at Caesar's Palace, Variety reports.

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The film, which hasn't even begun shooting yet, is set 27 years in the future, when the kids who were terrorised by Pennywise have grown up and moved on - however, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the new movie will still feature the young cast of the first movie, including Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, in flashback scenes.

Details about the new movie are being kept strictly under wraps, other than the fact it'll make you shit yourself, apparently.

But Variety have reported that Shameless star James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game) and Bill Hader (Trainwreck) have all been in talks - with Hader tipped to play a grown-up Richie Tozier, Chastain as Beverly Marsh and McAvoy as Bill Denbrough.


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McAvoy and Chastain seem to have confirmed the rumours over on their Instagram accounts where they've shared snaps together using the hashtags #it and #itfilm.

Bill Skarsgård will also be stepping back into Pennywise's clown-shoes to reprise the role he played so well I almost cried.

Speaking about what it was like playing the role of Hollywood's scariest clown, Skarsgård told Entertainment Weekly: "I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited.

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Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

"It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn't appreciate. Like, I'm Pennywise and I'm really upset that I'm out in public and people are looking at me."

The sequel is set to hit the big screen on 6 September next year.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: IT, TV and Film, US Entertainment

Claire Reid
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