The Stephen King adaptation It was released a year ago, and it went on to become one of the most successful horror movies of all time. The follow-up is due for release next year and has now wrapped production. To mark the end of shooting, director Andy Muschietti has released a new behind-the-scenes image.
Muschietti posted the picture on his Instagram page. It shows him with happy-looking star Jessica Chastain, who is somewhat blood-splattered, and is accompanied by some reworked David Bowie lyrics. Check it out below:
It: Chapter 2 hits theaters on September 6, 2019. The movie is set 30 years after the first film, and it follows the adult versions of the kids in the original. Chastain plays the older Beverly, while the rest of that cast features James McAvoy as Bill, Bill Hader as Richie, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stan, and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike. Bill Skarsgård returns as the evil clown Pennywise, one of the guises of the terrifying interdimensional entity of the title. In July, images of the adult cast on set were revealed.
Although the focus of the movie will be on the so-called Losers Club as they reunite as grown-ups to confront the evil once more, the young cast from the first film will also appear. In an interview last year, Muschietti explained that the cross-cutting between the two timelines that occurs in the novel is important to the story.
“In my opinion, it can’t only be about adults,” he told The Independent. “Something that I love about the book is the dialogue between the two timelines because, ultimately, it’s a story about childhood. It’s a love letter to childhood, but it’s also a story of the death of childhood. It’s symbolic, of course, because when Pennywise describes himself as the eater of worlds, he’s not talking about a monster that eats planets; he’s talking about eating the world of imagination and magic.”