Director Andy Muschietti's upcoming sequel to his hit adaptation of Stephen King's IT is heading our way in September 2019. Written by Gary Dauberman, IT: Chapter 2 is easily one of the most anticipated horror movies of all-time. And recently Warner Bros. and New Line decided to tease fans at this years CCXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by showing some of the first footage from the film... kinda. Warner Bros. shared a "behind-the-scenes sizzle reel" to get the audience excited about the further adventures of The Loser's Club and Pennywise the Dancing Clown. In the video, director Andy Muschietti talked about what he hopes to accomplish with the anticipated sequel, saying "it will be serious, more intense, and have scarier moments."
The behind-the-scenes sizzle reel also featured a look at some killer pre-production artwork, and another part of the video showed off all the new cast members such as Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as adult Bill Denbrough, and Bill Hader as adult Richie Tozier, talking about the film and whatnot. There wasn't really any footage from the actual sequel to speak of, everyone did get a quick look at the adult cast walking together across a bridge - bringing to mind the set photos we saw a few months back. But evidently, the best part of the whole shebang was some video from the cast's very first table read. While the audience in attendance didn't get to see the cast reading any lines, the video showed a massive table with every cast member listed getting ready to read the script.
Hopefully this behind the scenes sizzle reel gets released to the public soon, but currently, there are no plans to do so. Bummer. We'll let you know if it pops up in the future. Until then, here's the official synopsis for IT: Chapter Two via Warner Bros. and New Line:
"Twenty-seven years after the horrific events of the summer of 1989, It (Bill Skarsgård) returns. The Losers' Club fulfills their promises and returns to Derry to put an end to the shape-shifting beast once and for all."
Along with the above-mentioned adult cast of Chastain, McAvoy, and Hader, IT: Chapter Two will also feature Jay Ryan as adult Ben Hanscom, Isaiah Mustafa as adult Mike Hanlon, James Ransone as adult Eddie Kaspbrak, and Andy Bean as adult Stanley Uris. From the first film, the kid-cast will also return with Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris. On top of all the returning cast, the new film will also add Teach Grant as adult Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler as Bill's successful actress and wife Audra Phillips, Will Beinbrink as Beverly's abusive husband Tom Rogan, Xavier Dolan as Adrian Mellon, Taylor Frey as Don Hagarty, and let's not forget Jackson Robert Scott as Georgie Denbrough, and Bill Skarsgård as It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Muschietti will direct IT: Chapter Two from a screenplay written by Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg return as producers. Produced by New Line Cinema, Vertigo Entertainment, Rideback, and KatzSmith Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019.