EN Stephen King: the sequel is based on the origins of Pennywise – NYCC 2017
Interviewed by IGN at New York Comic-con 2017, Bill Skarsgard, interpretation of Pennywise in IT, the film adaptation of the literary masterpiece of Stephen King's, said: “What I tried to do in the first film worked very well. The first episode is the story of the boys and the audience falls in love with them. In the sequel will be adults, and the right way to do the movie, is it in a different way. It would be worthwhile to explore the psychological aspects of horror, but also consider the question of the existence of the cosmological of this being. What is it and where is it from?”
Based on the novel by Stephen King, the film tells the story of a promise made twenty-eight years ago, forcing seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where, as children, fought an evil creature which from, and killed their peers. Fearing their Club of Losers not being able to ultimately defeat the creature, the seven have vowed to return to Derry if IT had reappeared. Now, the murders have moved on and the memories buried of that summer begin to re-emerge as the protagonists prepare to face once again the monster that lurks in the sewers of Derry.
Directed by Andy Muschietti (The Mother), the film will be in the cast'jaeden Lieberher (the Midnight Special) in the role of Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) in the role of Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis in the role of Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) in the role of Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) in the role of Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) in the role of Mike Hanlon and Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) in the role of Ben Hanscom. This is, of course, of the young versions of the protagonists. The five-year-old Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove, The Divergent Series: Allegiant) will be Pennywise the Clown.
The film will be divided into two parts. The first will be set in the past and will tell the story of the Club of Losers, the second part recounts the adventures of the characters become adults. Stephen King's IT Part One will be released on September 8, 2017 in the USA.
The remake is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.
IT was previously made into a tv miniseries in two episodes, broadcast in 1990, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise.
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