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.