Audiences at the San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a first look at footage from It: Chapter Two, which is currently filming.
Descriptions of the footage, which wasn’t released to the public, eventually made their way to Twitter, revealing director Andres Muschietti’s advice to those intending to watch the final product: Bring your adult diapers.
#Scarediego showed a behind-the-scenes look and brief scene from the currently filming #ITChapter2; it went like this:
Bill Hader: Sup, Losers?
James Ransome: Holy sh*t!
Hader: So what do you guys wanna talk about?
Muschietti: Bring your adult diapers. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/tr9m9DmpN1
— Fandango (@Fandango) July 19, 2018
This advice isn’t surprising given how TERRIFYING the first movie was.
I am not kidding – Pennywise still makes his way into some of my dreams months after finally being convinced to watch the first It.
Even writing this makes me paranoid that he’s watching and can smell my fear.
The sequel is set 27 years after the events in the first film. It will see members of the ‘Losers Club’, now adults, return home to Derry, Maine to once again confront Pennywise the Clown.
And let’s pray they nip him in the bud this time so we don’t have to be terrified for a THIRD TIME. Please.
The movie will take place in the present day, but you can still look forward to watching the kids from the original on the big screen; they appear as memories of their adult selves.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Muschietti said,
“On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present,” he said. “If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the 80s and inform the story in the present day.”
Casting has now been announced, with, most notably, Jessica Chastain playing an older Beverly Marsh and James McCoy appearing as adult Bill Denbrough.
Fans were thrilled when Chastain released a photo depicting her character Marsh’s transformation into an adult:
Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise the Clown.
We are yet to see how similar the story will be to the book, however, Muschietti revealed some interesting information about the character of Mike, who will be played by Isaiah Mustafa in the upcoming film:
“My idea of Mike in the second movie is much darker than the book,” the filmmaker said.
“I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.”
Stephen King’s librarian was quite mild-mannered, but this mad-scientist version sounds very compelling.