It: Chapter Two is hot on all of our minds and is shaping up to pass its predecessor as the highest-grossing R-rated horror movie of all time.
Well, director Andy Muschietti clearly did a great job on his own, as King loved the film so much he reached out to contribute this time around.
“It was absolutely huge. For me, it would be unthinkable when I was 12 or 13,” the director said when speaking to Total Film. So when the author read the first draft of the sequel, made a few notes, and requested the addition of “one all-new scene,” Muschietti listened. You don’t tell Stephen King that he can’t write It”
So even if you read the book over and over, there is sure to be a least one new surprise from the master of horror himself.
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In February, Jessica Chastain, who portrays adult Beverly Marsh, hit the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about an allegedly record-breaking scene.
“In the movie, there’s a scene—Someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film, in a scene,” Chastain says. “The next day, I was pulling blood out of my eyeballs — like, fake blood.”
Screenwriter Gary Dauberman worked on adapting the Stephen King novel into Chapter One and Chapter Two, and he spilled some more information on what fans can expect—including an already much-talked-about scene.
“I think that’s Andy pushing it to the brink; he has a great relationship with Chastain. But, yeah, that’s definitely Andy. I know the particular scene you’re talking about, and there’s no way to do it without a ton of blood. Knowing Andy, he always takes things and multiplies them, which is what you want out of your director. It’s pretty incredible.”
It: Chapter Two premiers in theaters Sept. 6. Get your tickets now and don’t forget the pop pop popcorn.
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