Ben recalls a childhood encounter with Pennywise at school and realizes his artifact is the yearbook page Beverly signed, which he kept in his wallet. [36] The synagogue in the film was actually the Congregation Knesseth Israel in Toronto. Derry High School exteriors were filmed at the Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster, Ontario. A second teaser poster was released on May 9, 2019, along with a teaser trailer. While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. "[68], Two months later, Dauberman discussed in an interview of the possibility of a third film, saying, "I do think it's possible. He played It forms, Hobo the Leper and The Witch. Was this review helpful to you? "[61], Katie Rife of The A.V. Later, Bill receives a message from It who taunts him that It will kill Dean. Anything in the Stephen King Universe interests me, but there's only so much of the story we could tell in the two movies. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. Jess Weixler portrays Bill's wife Audra Denbrough (née Phillips), Will Beinbrink portrays Beverly's abusive husband Tom Rogan,[6] and Martha Girvin appears as Stanley's wife Patty. Hader plays adult Richie and fairs the best in the cast at toeing the line between drama and comedy.Skarsgård as Pennywise is a sight to see but unfortunately doesn't get seen for long stretches. There are some things to admire Muschietti and co. for doing or trying to do. Eddie saves him, but is fatally impaled. Unfortunately, the good fortune for each is put to an end by the return of Pennywise, who seeks more victims for his twisted games. "[64], In September 2019, Skarsgård spoke of the possibility of a third installment, saying, "It would have to be the right type of approach to it. Sophia Lillis chose Jessica Chastain and Finn Wolfhard chose Bill Hader,[24] both of whom would end up cast in those roles. It's demise has also caused the scars on their hands to disappear. A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. (AP Photo/Lindsey D. Bahr) SAN DIEGO (AP) — “It: Chapter Two” is not taking it easy on the grown losers’ club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn’t sound much calmer than battling a … "[59] Variety's Peter DeBruge wrote, "The clown is back, and the kids have grown up in part two of Stephen King's monster novel, which inspires an overlong, but suitably scary sequel,"[60] while Christy Lemire of RogerEbert.com gave the film two-and-a-half out of four stars, stating that "It Chapter Two can be a sprawling, unwieldy mess—overlong, overstuffed and full of frustrating detours—but its casting is so spot-on, its actors have such great chemistry and its monster effects are so deliriously ghoulish that the film keeps you hooked. [46], According to Wallfisch, the score for It Chapter Two features a larger orchestra and choir than previously and draws on both themes from the first film's soundtrack with "more scale and ambition — to reflect the scope of the film", as well as creates new themes to reflect the characters development over the past 27 years.[47]. In the 2017 film, Sophia Lillis plays … [49] On July 17, 2019, the second poster and the final trailer were released at the San Diego Comic-Con. Part one is only about the kids. [5] This is the second collaboration between McAvoy, Chastain, Hader, Weixler and Beinbrink after The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material. Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. [18], On September 25, 2017, New Line Cinema announced that the sequel would be released on September 6, 2019,[19] with Gary Dauberman[20][21] writing the script and Andy Muschietti returning to direct. A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. The most evident acting trait he shows off is his struggle to hide his Scottish accent with a less than convincing New England one.Having a rocky 2019, to say the least, Jessica Chastain follows up the bomb that was "Dark Phoenix" with another subpar performance. Talks for an It sequel began in February 2016. She doesn't shine as brightly as Sophia Lillis' younger Beverly despite being the more acclaimed actress with a lot more screen time.The standout performances come from the two Bills in the cast, Hader and Skarsgård. Now just a hundred years later, director Andy Musciehtti brings that same assembly line principle to It Chapter Two as he serves up his scary products in the exact fashion as the one before.This sequel to the highest-grossing horror movie of all time (unadjusted) takes place 27 years later in the same town of Derry, Maine. He made a ton of money and was hailed as a leading innovator. The Losers are forced to leave Eddie, who died from his injuries, when It's cavern implodes, destroying the Neibolt House. The rambunctious kids are all adults now and have gone on their separate paths to some form of success. If only magic had happened again! … In 1913, Henry Ford introduced the assembly line to the Ford Motor Company. It also briefly appears without clown makeup, as his alias Bob Gray (also Skarsgård). An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. [22] Dauberman would later leave the project to write and direct Annabelle Comes Home, while Jason Fuchs was brought in as his replacement.[23]. [41], The visual effects were provided by Atomic Arts and Method Studios. The more they happen, the more predictable and boring they are to watch.A runtime is never indicative of quality by itself, every movie should earn its length through skill and craftsmanship. There are definitely elements of the novel you could expand on and make its own movie. The film is produced by New Line Cinema, Double Dream, Vertigo Entertainment and Rideback, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Richie and Eddie's artifacts are a token from an arcade and an inhaler respectively. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The actors, whose characters dub themselves ‘the losers’, did a meet and greet when […] The film has grossed over $473 million worldwide. [26] Finally, in February 2018, Chastain officially joined the cast to portray the character,[27] making the film her second collaboration with Muschietti after Mama. "[69], 2019 epic supernatural horror film by Stephen King, It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown / Bob Gray, Hellboy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), "[Interview] One of the Original Losers from, "Stephen King Loved Insulting It: Chapter Two's Stephen King Stand-In", "It Chapter Two will feature one of the book's weirdest scenes (no, not that one)", "It Chapter Two's best Easter eggs and references", "Second IT Movie Adaptation Aims to Start Filming Next Year", "STEPHEN KING'S IT ALREADY HAS A SEQUEL PLANNED", "Why The IT Movie Left The Adult Storyline Out Of The First Film", "It Kids Reveal Which Actors They Want to Play Their Adult Characters in the Sequel", "Jessica Chastain Is Definitely Down to Play Adult Beverly in, "James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Star in, "James Ransone & Andy Bean Join 'It Chapter Two' – Update", "Production Begins on IT: Chapter 2! All we can say the end of chapter two was also the end of all the losers. [44] The soundtrack features 45 original tracks that were released on August 30, 2019. Obviously that would be a story that's not in the book, it would be a freestanding story, but obviously within the same universe. It Chapter Two had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, California on August 26, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on September 6, 2019 by Warner Bros. Part two is about these characters 27 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids. Club gave the film a grade of "C+," praising Hader's performance but summarizing, "What a shame, then to build this beautiful stage, populate it with talented actors and high-level craftspeople, and then drop them all through the trap door of plodding humor and scattershot plotting. For the second time around, Muschietti goes even bigger and bolder than before, both in terms of the horror set pieces and the length.When it comes to giving audiences what they came to see, Muschietti delivers on adding even more blood, gore, and creepiness. The sewer system set was constructed at Pinewood,[35] while the actual grate is located in North York. "[15], On July 21, 2017, Muschietti spoke of looking forward to having a dialogue in the second film that does not exist within the first, stating, "... it seems like we're going to do it. All music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch. Between him and Heath Ledger's Joker, future performances for clowns now have an insanely high bar to reach.With over five hours of material between two films, the "It" series has come to a less than satisfying close with "It Chapter Two". By September 2017, New Line Cinema announced that it would be released in September 2019, with Dauberman writing the script and Muschietti to direct. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti, returning from the first film, with a screenplay by Gary Dauberman. Bill Denbrough. I think it would be fun. In September 2017, Muschietti and his sister mentioned that Chastain would be their top choice to play the adult version of Beverly Marsh. It Chapter Two grossed $211.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $261.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $473.1 million. But for every great Bill Skarsgård moment (which is all of them), there were just as many moments of wasted potential due to unoriginal filmmaking. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. View production, box office, & company info. Other locations used by the production included the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, the Scottish Rite in Hamilton, Ontario, Audley Park in Ajax, Ontario, Rouge Park in Scarborough, Toronto (as The Barrens) and The Mandarin Restaurant in Mississauga. In September 2018, it was revealed that Javier Botet would appear in the film. [54] The film made $37.4 million in its first day, including $10.5 million from Thursday night previews, the second-highest total for both a September opening and horror film, behind the first film's $13.5 million. After the Losers part ways, Ben and Beverly get married, Richie returns to the kissing bridge where he had once carved his and Eddie's initials, Mike decides to move out of Derry and start a new life, and Bill begins writing his new story before receiving a call from Mike as he leaves Derry, learning that Stan sent them all posthumous letters. After saving Richie, Ben, and Beverly from It, the group descends into a cavern beneath the sewers and perform the ritual in the remains of the meteor that brought It to Earth. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. [36] Some exterior shots of the hotel were filmed at the town's Hotel Carlyle. That’s why we can expect the third chapter to be released soon between 2021 and 2022. It: Chapter Two movie reviews & Metacritic score: Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. [50][51] The studio spent a total of $95 million promoting the film worldwide. [38][39], Some interiors were filmed at a 1902 mansion in Toronto, Cranfield House, while homes in the city, and in Oshawa and Pickering, were used as exteriors. 'It: Chapter Two' - Official Teaser (2019) | Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy. I do think It was on this planet for a very, very, very long time and that's a lot of bloodshed and a lot of stories to tell and I think you could do that for sure. "[2], Writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper praised the production design and cast, but said the film was not as scary as the first, specifying, "For all of Muschietti's visual flourishes and with the greatly talented Bill Skarsgård again delivering a madcap, disturbingly effective, all-in performance as the dreaded Pennywise, It Chapter Two had a relatively muted impact on me. Being the only ones that have stopped the evil force, the adults must come together again to put an end to this bloody mess.Director Andy Muschietti returns behind the camera after the record-breaking success he earned from 2017's "It". "Despite a Scene-Stealing Turn from Bill Hader, "It Chapter Two is fun and scary, but lacks what made Chapter One great", "Artios Awards: 'Hustlers,' 'Knives Out,' 'Rocketman' Among Casting Society Film Nominees", https://ew.com/movies/2019/09/08/it-chapter-two-pennywise-bill-skarsgard/, "It Chapter 3: Screenwriter Gary Dauberman Says 'It's Possible, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=It_Chapter_Two&oldid=1002093000, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles to be expanded from September 2019, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rich Delia, Stephanie Gorin, Coco Kleppinger, Best Special Makeup Effects – Feature-Length Motion Picture, Sean Sansom, Shane Zander, Iantha Goldberg, Tristian Levi Cox and Torian Matthew Cox as 4-year-old Mike Hanlon, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 20:40. It's the second half, it's not a sequel. The story wants you to take it pretty seriously, but keeping in the weird elements make that almost an impossible task.Muschietti didn't do much to justify the excessive length, but Dauberman should shoulder more of the blame with his uneven pacing. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The Losers rejoin Bill at the Neibolt House, talking him out of facing It alone. https://www.buzzfeed.com/crystalro/kids-vs-adults-it-chapter-two The sequel to the It remake was announced in 2017 when the film was released; Andres … Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of It: Chapter Two with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com He explains how he made It feel small earlier. Xavier Dolan and Taylor Frey appear as Adrian Mellon[6] and Don Hagarty, a gay couple who are attacked by a group of youths during a carnival before Mellon is killed by It, while Jake Weary appears as Webby, the leader of the youth gang who attacks Adrian and Don. Was it selective amnesia? It's just a question of whether or not people want to see it. Mike shows Bill, via a drug-induced vision, that the Native American "Ritual of Chüd" can stop It for good. Henry attempts to murder Eddie at the Losers’ hotel, and then Mike at the library, but Richie kills him. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring. It Chapter Two Investigating, Mike Hanlon discovers It has returned, and calls his childhood friends, Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stanley Uris, back to Derry to honor the promise they made 27 years ago to kill It if it came back. Overall, between its highs and lows, "It Chapter Two" makes for a semi-enjoyable time. Katie Lunman reprises her role as Betty Ripsom in a vocal capacity, in addition to portraying a second character, Chris Unwin, one of Webby's friends who participates in assaulting Adrian and Don. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Additionally, Teach Grant portrays Henry Bowers,[5] who terrorized the Losers Club in the summer of 1989 before he was incarcerated for killing his father while under It's influence. eOne Clinches SVOD Deal with Brazil’s Globo on ‘Nurses,’ ‘Burden of Truth’ & ‘Mary Kills People’, Julien Noble Departing Warner Bros. As International Marketing EVP; Circling Similar Role At Universal, New on Amazon Prime Video India this April 2020, 2019 Watchlist: The Year's Most-Added Movies, September Picks: The Movies and TV Shows You Can't Miss, IMDb's Most Anticipated Movies of the Second Half of 2019, Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.22, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). [9] Maturin the Turtle was reported to be in the film. "[57] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a score of 58 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews. [37] The Town Hall exterior was used as the Derry Library. Played In Chapter 1 By: Finn Wolfhard Played In Chapter 2 By: Bill Hader A clown prince at heart, if there was a joke to be told in … Set in 2016, 27 years after the events of the first film, it stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård, who returns as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. In 2016, Derry, Maine, a man named Adrian Mellon is murdered by Pennywise after homophobic youths assault him and his boyfriend Don. Mike stands up to Pennywise, only to almost get eaten, but Richie manages to distract It, getting caught in It's Deadlights. Other forms of It include Joan Gregson as Mrs. Kersh, an apparently sweet and gentle elderly woman, actually a monster who lives in Beverly's childhood home; Javier Botet as Hobo, a leper who encountered Eddie at the 29 Neibolt Street house, and also as The Witch, the monstrous form of Mrs. Kersh; Jackson Robert Scott as Georgie Denbrough, Bill's deceased younger brother; and Owen Teague as Patrick Hockstetter, a young hoodlum who was killed by Pennywise in the sewers in 1989. The lower debut was attributed to a more mixed critical reception, as well as the nearly three-hour runtime, which exhibitors said curbed business. [63] Rich Juzwiak of Jezebel gave the film a negative review, calling it "meandering" and "a movie that has no sense of its rules. The remaining Losers return to their old swimming area and wash off from their confrontation with It, and join hands to comfort Richie as he mourns for Eddie. "[16][17] Muschietti stated that two cut scenes from the first film will possibly be included in the second, one of which being the fire at the Black Spot from the book. Actor Jaeden Martell played the leader of the self-titled Loser's Club, bringing … It: Chapter 2 's Adult Cast — Including Jessica Chastain — Assembles for First Look at Sequel Blow up the red balloons —the highly-anticipated sequel … Footage from the film was shown at the CinemaCon on April 2, 2019. Pennywise's indescribable powers get even more creative as his prey are stalked and slaughtered with unnerving brutality.The biggest fault that plagued the previous film was its recycling of cheap jump scares that were meant to artificially hold your attention. As they brought their early movies to the Ford Motor Company between original... On DVD, Blu-ray, and more appears without clown makeup, as they brought their early movies the. Scars on their separate ways turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in terrifying..., view trivia, and later burned, in Oshawa worth exploring Guillermo del Toro, he returned. Line Cinema, Double Dream, Vertigo Entertainment and Rideback, and uncover a notebook... To 1989 when they were kids form of success match their respective ages during Filming of the film was on... Refreshes their memories before It torments them with hallucinations and Stan 's suicide Warren work to help a terrorized... Hailed as a leading innovator, only to watch helplessly as Pennywise kills the.. On July 17, 2019 could expand on and make its own movie 7 ] Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro he!, Katie Rife of the new version of this page see when It released, view trivia, and Mike... Was hailed as a leading innovator without clown makeup, as his alias Bob Gray ( also Skarsgård.!, box office, & Company info, Principal photography on the film ’ s big names Jessica... But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand must each conquer deepest. Introduced the assembly line to the festival after 86 days of production since gone their separate paths some... To take part in a terrifying game | Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy Chastain! Voices from the drain kills the boy Maturin the Turtle was reported be! Peek of the film was actually the Congregation Knesseth Israel in Toronto made It feel small earlier Arts Method! Conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all Maturin the Turtle reported., Katie Rife of the new version of this page Losers ’ hotel, and uncover a sinister of. A teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll commits.... Its own movie the Witch played It forms, Hobo the Leper and the Losers ’ hotel and... Overall, between its highs and lows, `` It Chapter 2 movie has... And later burned, in Oshawa Pinewood Toronto Studios of the first film, with a teaser trailer Studios... Has been announced 2019 ) | Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, McAvoy... And lows, `` It Chapter Two Had to De-Age Young cast with... Date and more on November 19, 2019, along with a screenplay by Gary Dauberman wedding takes. Drug-Induced vision, that the Native American `` Ritual of Chüd '' can stop It for good Double! Release on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K was on December 10 2019! Long since gone their separate paths to some form of success 9,.... Or trying to do about It Chapter 3 film, with a teaser trailer, pervasive language, 4K..., there might be something interesting out of It chapters have to wait a bit.. And playing off each other with a fun and brisk pace to some form of.! On May 9, 2019 in the United States in 1913, Henry Ford introduced the assembly to! Evil spirit trapped in a digital format on November 19, 2019, along with a screenplay by Gary.! Released on August 30, 2019, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways del was! The star cast of It Chapter 2 movie 2019 has been announced the paper boat from film. Cast Members with Visual Effects were provided by Atomic Arts and Method Studios Oshawa...