Back in 2017, Stephen King adaptation It went on to become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, and for good reason.
This adaptation of the first half of King's doorstop tome was not only terrifying, as Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise the Clown went on the rampage, but also a warm and compassionate coming of age adventure. Through our connection with the adolescent Losers Club members, whose mission it was to battle the evil Pennywise, the movie exerted a powerful emotional punch to go with the chills down the spine.
This year's sequel, It: Chapter Two, adapts the latter half of King's novel, as the adult Losers return to the haunted town of Derry, Maine 27 years later for one final battle with Pennywise. But while these characters may be older and wiser, they're no less troubled – several have forgotten all about their horrifying childhood experiences after they grew up and left Derry, making the resurgent memories of Pennywise all the more shattering.
James McAvoy is the older Bill Denbrough and Jessica Chastain is Beverly Marsh, while Skarsgard is back as Pennywise. As before, the movie is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman, interweaving flashbacks to the younger Losers who won our hearts the first time. This allows for the return of popular faces like Finn Wolfhard (currently seen in series three of Stranger Things) as the younger Richie Tozier.
Having featured at Comic-Con horror spin-off ScareDiego on Wednesday night, It: Chapter Two now presents its brand new trailer. Check it out and prepare to be scared...