The Writer of IT: CHAPTER 2 Talks About The Film and Teases a Heartbreaking Ending
It's going to be great seeing The Losers Club get back together again in IT: Chapter 2 after 27 years of being apart to battle Pennywise The Clown and attempt to destroy him once and for all.
Not many people really care about this part of the story that focuses on the adults in the present day, but I loved it. There's a lot of great character development and story there to play with. Hell, it's what the original novel focused on! All of the stuff regarding them as kids were told through flashbacks. Director Andy Muschietti took a different approach and I loved what he did with the first film, I have faith that he's going to deliver an awesome sequel.
Screenwriter Gary Dauberman, recently opened up a little bit about developing the sequel and even teases a heartbreaking ending. He begins by telling SlashFilm:
"Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page. For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and 'here’s where we are so far' which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience?"
Dauberman goes on to talk about bringing these character back together as adults, saying:
"In the first one, they’re all together in school so you see them in a bunch but 27 years later, I don’t think it’s a spoiler they’re sort of scattered all over the country. So we see pieces of who they’ve become which I think is really exciting. Then, of course, it was great to see them return to Derry."
The Losers' Club have their first big reunion at a Chinese restaurant called The jade of the Orient, and this was a scene that Dauberman was really excited about writing:
"The Jade of the Orient is such a defining and iconic scene in the book. That was something I remember as a thing I was writing towards,. It was like, 'Okay, coming up is Jade of the Orient. That’s going to be super cool.' It was a nice signpost to write towards which I dug."
Writing the film was obviously an awesome experience for Dauberman, but it all leads to a sad ending. He says that it's going to break some hearts:
"The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit."
I wonder if they are going to change up the ending and give us something different than what was in the book. Yeah, the book's ending was sad, but it will be interesting to see if they change it up a bit and make it even more heartbreaking.
IT: Chapter Two will land in theaters on September 6, 2019.