The work of Stephen King is as popular now for cinematic adaptation as it has ever been. However, without question, the best of the recent films based on his work was IT. Now the movie that will complete the story, It Chapter 2 is set to arrive later this year. However, King himself has apparently already seen the film, and he’s getting fans hyped by telling them it’s terrific. King recently tweeted…
This will almost certainly get fans excited, for the trailer if nothing else.King says the trailer is set to drop at noon. As he’s based in Maine we can assume that’s noon eastern time.
The fact is that we fully expect Stephen King to only have good things to say about It: Chapter 2. If something went completely haywire and he hated the movie he would likely stay quiet.
Of course, at the same time, King also had pretty complementary things to say about The Dark Tower before it came out, and that it didn’t turn out nearly as well. He also went absolutely crazy over how good he thought the recent remake of Pet Sematary was and a lot of people wouldn’t agree with him on that one either.
Of course, it seems highly unlikely that the same thing will happen here. The same team behind the camera that brought us the first chapter of IT is also making the new installment. That movie was a smash hit that brought in $700 million globally and became the highest grossing R-rated horror movie ever made.
From what some of us at CinemaBlend have already seen, it looks like the sequel is exactly what fans of the original are looking for.
The first part of IT followed half of Stephen King’s novel, which followed a group of young kids as they dealt with a supernatural evil that took the form of a clown. The sequel will follow the same group after they’ve entered adulthood, though we know the younger versions of the characters will also appear in the new film.
While the novel jumps back in forth between time periods, the movie took the approach of splitting the story in two and telling the tale chronologically. It made the first movie a complete story that didn;t even necessarily need the follow up if the first movie wasn’t a hit, but of course, it was.
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader are among those joining the film as the grown up versions of the Loser’s Club.
While we can’t necessarily take Stephen King at his word, we’ll be able to judge for ourselves if It: Chapter 2 looks great when the new trailer hits in a couple of days. The movie hits theaters in September.