In 2017, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It was released, and reminded us why King is one of the best living horror writers in town. If you enjoyed the first film, then you’ll want to check out the very creepy trailer for It: Chapter II.
The novel flip-flops between two timelines, one that follows a group of children being terrorized by the evil clown Pennywise, and one that follows them as adults, decades after their first encounter with the creepy clown. The first film covered the portion of the book that follows the characters as children, and the second will pick up 27 years later as Pennywise returns. In the sequel, James McAvoy stars as Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain plays Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader is Richie Tozier, and Isiah Mustafa plays Mike Hanlon. Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as the terrifying clown.
It: Chapter II is set to hit cinemas later this year on September 6.
Nancy will be solving crimes in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay in Maine after her mother’s death threatens to derail her crime fighting. But when a socialite is murdered in town, Nancy and her friends get together to clear their name, and solve the crime.
The new adaptation will be created for Netflix by Solvan “Slick” Naim, and produced by Will Smith. The adaptation is being billed as a contemporary musical film and will be set in the hustle and bustle of the streets of New York.
Other stars have already been announced but the actor playing the main character was kept quiet. Screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) has since announced to the BBC that Guy Pearce will play Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).
Andy Serkis will play Ghost of Christmas Past and Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner) is the Ghost of Christmas Future, while The Ghost of Christmas Present is yet to be announced.