It’s strange in this age of sprawling franchises, that ‘It’, broken up into just two films, feels much grander and more sweeping than most brands can muster in four or more installments. Give credit to the source material– Stephen King’s dense novel– and the interpretive abilities of director Andy Muschietti. It was Muschietti’s idea to take the story and split it into two parts, with the first film following the Losers Club of Derry, Maine as young teens, and introducing their adult selves in the sequel. King’s novel bounces back and forth between the past and the present, but structuring the story the way Muschietti and his screenwriters Gary Dauberman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Chase Palmer have, the first movie establishes the evil and power of It, delivering a solid movie on its own, but also serving as set-up for ‘Chapter Two’.
With the exception of Mike, the Losers have all left town, hoping to permanently leave behind the horrors of their youths. But realizing just how dangerous the threat is, they must risk losing the peaceful and happy lives they have established (and their lives in general) as they know they are the only ones who can stop this threat.
‘It: Chapter Two’ stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, who can be glimpsed in a less made-up look in the new clip.
Watch as they face the evil in the final trailer for ‘It: Chapter Two’:
“That was a f—ing great trailer. I just soiled myself.”
‘It: Chapter Two’ is the only Warner Bros. movie that will have any presence at SDCC this year.
The film opens on September 6.