Behold the Chilling, Thrilling Trailer for IT: Chapter Two
Our first look at IT: Chapter Two is here, and it turns out Bill Skarsgård wasn’t lying when he said Pennywise was going to be even more vicious. We’re back in Derry, Maine, 27-years after the events in IT, and our Loser’s Club members are all grown up. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman have tackled adapting the second half of Stephen King’s novel, which pits Pennywise against his old enemies for their epic, and possibly final, clash.
The trailer opens with, and is largely dominated by, Jessica Chastain, as the grown-up Beverly Marsh. Beverly has returned to her childhood home in Derry. She looks around her old house, finding some mementos from those early years while the new occupant, a kindly old woman, prepares her tea. Ms. Kersh gruesomely transforms in the background as Beverly waits for her tea. This is the trailer’first chill, and it won’t be its’ last. When Ms. Kersh returns with Beverly’s tea, it’s all you can do to keep from screaming get out of there at your computer screen.
“You know what they say about Derry, no one who dies here ever really dies,” the old woman says. That’s not really true. This creepy statement is followed by one of the longest, most pregnant pauses in trailer history. Beverly seems to know she’s in the presence of evil, yet she hangs around as the woman fetches cookies that are conveniently baking in the oven. What happens next is better seen than described.
Check out the trailer here:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with IT: Chapter Two. Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT: Chapter Two brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. James McAvoy stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Bill Skarsgård returning in the seminal role of Pennywise. Andy Bean plays Stanley, and reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
IT: Chapter Two hits screens on September 6, 2019.
Featured image: Caption: BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures