It director says sequel will be 'much darker'


While "It" and its grotesque clown monster has been frightening United Kingdom audiences since its release last Friday, Downpatrick clown "Silly Tilly" says it is unfair to think of clowns as something scary. Oleff plays a by-the-numbers horror movie character with no real individuality. The film also has an awesome child actor cast, Jackson Robert Scott as Georgie Denbrough, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier and Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon among others.

Another Stephen King novel, comes to life and hits the big screen this weekend with a not-so-friendly clown. Any King fans out there know the movie only covered one part of the more than 1,100 page novel.

One knock on "It" is Mike doesn't get a lot of screen time compared to the other losers. "It's amusing. I went back to Stockholm after we wrapped, and every night for two weeks, I had these odd recurring Pennywise dreams". He stays to watch for the return of Pennywise while working as a librarian, and staying behind, he ends up taking the brunt of Pennywise's powers.

He told Entertainment Weekly, "My idea of Mike in the second movie is darker than the book".

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"I also wanted to leave something for the second half, so I didn't want to get in trouble with that - going into the macroverse or that transdimensional stuff - and keep it grounded, from the point of view of the kids", Muschietti recently said. School's out and the summer is in full swing, but Bill's friends are somewhat reluctant to help him solve the mystery; they don't want to be the missing kid on the next poster.

As well as deal with real-life terrors such as bullying and abuse, the Losers are preyed by IT, a supernatural entity that feasts on children for one year, every 27 years. What makes matters worse is Pennywise starts introducing himself to each member of the losers' gang, manifesting as their worst fear. That's because in the book the character commits suicide after being asked to return to Derry - he'd rather die than face Pennywise again.

There should be zero surprise about this.

IGN reported that Bill Skarsgaard will be reprising his role as Pennywise the Clown. While Chapter Two hasn't been given the official green light by Warner Bros just yet, writing and development for the film are already underway.