Jessica Chastain is Covered in Blood in This Set Photo From IT: CHAPTER 2
Thanks to director Andy Muschietti, we've got a new photo to share with you from the set of IT: Chapter 2. It features Jessica Chastain on her final day of filming completely drenched in blood. Fans of the first film should prepare themselves for the horror that awaits. The director of the film previously said:
"It's going to be scarier and more intense, so bring your adult diapers."
Also, just in case you missed it yesterday, we shared another set photo from the film featuring Pennywise the Clown sitting on the shoulder of a giant Paul Bunyan.
The sequel is set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town, calls up his old friends and reminds them of the promise they made to come back and stop it if it ever came back.
The movie is shooting in Toronto and the cast also includes Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill, Bill Hader as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanley Uris, and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike.
The original young cast will also return for the sequel for some flashback scenes. They include Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton.
It has previously been revealed that Chapter 2 will include more of the interdimensional turtle, which was teased in the first film a few times. It will also have a much darker tone to it, and it has been said that Mike Hanlon's character will be drastically changed, as he will be a junkie. You can read more about that here.
The sequel will also most likely explore Pennywise the Clown a little more. We've heard that the sequel may include elements from Pennywise's history in Derry such as the story behind The Black Spot and there was a deleted scene from the first film that was revealed that included Pennywise eating a baby. That could be included in the sequel as well if they really do plan on giving us a history of the monster. Then Bill Skarsgard hopes that it will explore the twisted mind of Pennywise.
IT: Chapter 2 will be released in theaters on September 6, 2019.