The Losers’ Club Returns to Derry as It: Chapter 2 Begins Filming
With the last piece of the casting puzzle in place, It: Chapter 2 filming has begun. James McAvoy took to Instagram to officially mark the beginning of production. Whether you are a fan of dairy or Derry, McAvoy has you covered. His caption, of course, refers to Derry, Maine. The haunting ground of evil itself, Pennywise the Clown.
McAvoy christening the film is fitting as he will play the Losers’ Club ringleader, Bill Denbrough. Bill’s brother, Georgie, was the first of Pennywise’s onscreen victims. His death leaves a lasting mark on the guilty Bill who suffers the ramifications of the emotional scars for decades. The group of friends reunite in their hometown decades later to end the battle with Pennywise once and for all.
The adult cast will have the difficult task of trying to capture the same chemistry the child actors had in the first film. Jaeden Lieberher was spectacular as the young Bill Denbrough, alongside Sophia Lillies, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, and other incredible talents. However, with director Andy Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman returning, the film is definitely in good hands. The young cast from the first It movie will return in flashback form as well, bringing the talented cast together.
For horror fans, this is sure to be a delight. It was not just one of the best horror movies of 2017, but one of the best films overall. With the star power the sequel has attracted, perhaps even non-horror moviegoers will give the first film a go, just to see their favorite actors on screen.
It: Chapter Two is scheduled for a September 2019 release.
Featured Image: Bill Skarsgard in IT. Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures