Stephen King has seen IT: Chapter 2, and he thinks it's terrific!
Stephen King has seen IT: Chapter 2,and he’s shared his thoughts on the highly-anticipated horror sequel before it’s launch this fall. Warner Bros. is finally getting ready to release the first teaser for the film later this week, that will provide our first true look at what director Andy Muschietti has prepared for viewers in his fillow-up to 2017’s smash hit. While many of us are just longing for a taste, King has evidently seen the whole thing. So what did he think?
The renowned writer, who created the story that these films are based on, recently took to Twitter in order to help hype up the release of the teaser trailer on Thursday. In his tweet Stephen King, chose to casually slip in that he’s seen a cut of the movie. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“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.”
What exactly does that really tell us? This is kind of our initial reaction to the movie, so that’s not very unimportant, especially since it’s a positive reaction. However, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. Stephen King isn’t going to badmouth a movie based on one of his novels this far in advance of it’s release. It’s also worth bringing up that Andy Muschietti is probably still trying to lock down the final cut, since IT 2 won’t hit theaters for a few months. So whatever King has seen probably isn’t precisely what viewers will see. It’s encouraging however if for no other reason than it makes the sequel really feel a bit more real.
IT went on to become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, grossing an astonishing $700 million in 2017. The movie was also broadly acccepted by critics and moviegoers alike. The sequel picks up 27 years later, with the members of the Losers Club returning to Derry, Maine to finish what they started. The new adult cast members include James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean. The young cast members from the previous film will also return. IT: Chapter 2 is set to hit theaters on September 6.