In 2017, the first installment in a two-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s It was released, and reminded viewers why King is regarded as one of the masters of horror. The first film followed a group of children in 1988 as they try to battle the malevolent monster Pennywise, who is murdering the children of a small town. The film received acclaim from critics and it was announced that a sequel would follow that would tackle the other part of the novel, which sees the children, now adults, having to revisit their past when Pennywise reemerges.
Set 27 years after the events of the first film, It: Chapter II will follow the now adult protagonists of the original film in order to finish off Pennywise once and for all. If you can’t wait to be creeped out again by that evil clown, then you’ll want to take a look at this sneak peek of James McAvoy as the grown up Bill Denbrough, who was portrayed by the young actor Jaeden Lieberher in the first film. The other grown up kids are being played by the likes of Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader.
The original novel switches back and forth between the characters as children and adults, whereas the recent films have split them into two separate stories. However, it has been confirmed that the young cast members of the first film will make an appearance in the new one, and of course Bill Skarsgård returns to portray the terrifying clown that haunts them.
It: Chapter II is set to be released later this year on September 6.
Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel, told Bored Panda that being a librarian was never her intention but sometimes great things happen without you planning them.
“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years but I became quite unwell about five years ago and had to leave my product design engineering role and course. I was gutted but I knew that recovery would take a while. I’ve always been a bookworm so I started looking for jobs in libraries and other environments to do part-time while I recovered. I love it so much that I hope I can keep working in libraries permanently.”
After chatting with a colleague about some of the quirks of their job, Mel started posting them on Twitter: “I figured a few of my fellow library assistants would relate. If I’d known how big it would become, I’d have proofread them first!”
“I saw most of the protesters were young. At the sit-in, they only had their phones and were reading from it. I then thought what if I bring them books so that they can read and protest at the same time,” Moalim, popularly known as Kabila, told Al Jazeera news.
The government will share £188,000 of funding through the Pub is the Hub project to help rural pubs diversify their offerings and help bring communities together by expanding their services beyond food and drink. Rural pubs are particularly threatened with fourteen pubs closing every week, and with austerity always at the forefront, libraries and community services are also under threat.