The teaser poster has arrived for IT: Chapter Two. Warner Bros.' sequel to its hit Stephen King horror novel adaptation IT picks up 27 years after the events of the first movie, as the evil Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) resurfaces in the troubled town of Derry, Maine.
While IT has long been one of King's more successful books (thanks in part to the popular 1990s TV miniseries adaptation starring Tim Curry as Pennywise), last year's movie adaptation blew away pretty much everyone's expectations, as far as the film's box office performance goes. The film ended up grossing $700 million worldwide in theaters, which is unheard of for an R-rated supernatural horror movie about an evil clown who likes to feed on fearful children. Even better for Warner Bros., the movie was only based on half of King's original novel and left the door wide open for a sequel to adapt the rest of the story. IT: Chapter Two, as it's titled, is now well on its way to finishing production ahead of its theatrical release next September.
Perhaps in recognition of that, WB has gone ahead and posted the IT sequel's teaser poster to the movie's official Twitter account. Take a look in the space below!
IT: Chapter Two, like the first movie, is being directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Gary Dauberman. Also back for the film are the members of the Losers' Club, now 27 years older and more than a little traumatized by their experience battling Pennywise as children. Their ranks include Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill, Jay Ryan as Ben, Isiah Mustafa as Mike, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stanley, and Bill Hader as Richie. Also slated to appear via flashbacks (or possibly hallucinations, in some cases) are IT actors Sophia Lillis and Jaeden Lieberher as young Beverly and Bill, among other kid actors from the first movie.
Thanks to the overwhelming success of the first movie, IT: Chapter Two's marketing can avoid spoiling too much about the sequel ahead of time, given that the demand is already there. That will also make it easier for the film's creatives to keep a lid on revealing too much about how the sequel deviates from King's source material. Chapter Two isn't expected to stray too far from the weirdest things that happen in King's IT book (even more so than the first movie), though Dauberman has indicated that Chapter Two's ending may actually be more heart-breaking than those who've read the original novel are anticipating. Either way, this simple yet effective teaser poster should help to tide everyone over for now.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- IT Chapter Two (2019) release date: Sep 06, 2019