I hope you’re ready to get the tar scared out of you, because later on this year we’ll be seeing IT: Chapter 2, the second part in the IT adaptation from Stephen King. People said it couldn’t be done — that the novel couldn’t be faithfully adapted for the big screen. Those people were mostly right, because the only way it could be done was in two movies, with the narrative being split in half by time periods (as opposed to hopping back and forth between them).
However, even the most optimistic of folks didn’t expect just how good IT was going to be. Between its solid script and wonderful cast of young actors, it captured the hearts of millions, going on to break $700 million at the box office, which is almost unheard of for a strict horror movie. In the time since then, we’ve been waiting for the second part to hit. Or rather, any semblance of marketing.
Now, we got kind of a one-two punch here, courtesy of author Stephen King in a tweet.
“Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I’ve seen it, and it’s terrific. The trailer is coming Thursday, at noon. You’ll float.”
Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I've seen it, and it's terrific. The trailer is coming Thursday, at noon. You'll float.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 7, 2019
Yup, not only has Stephen King seen the film (and loved it), but we’ll all be getting our first look at it in just a couple of short days. Okay, so regarding that first part, it’s not the BIGGEST deal. As much as I love King, he pretty much loves everything of his that gets adapted, save for The Shining. But being able to see what they’ve done so far is super cool.
Personally, I can’t help but wonder how they’ll adapt the really WEIRD stuff for the big screen. Those who’ve read the book now exactly what I’m talking about. Are you excited or worried for IT: Chapter 2? Let us know down below!
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SOURCE: Stephen King