It: Chapter 2 (2019) Trailer Is A Terrifying Journey Back To Derry

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Now Playing: IT Chapter 2 (2019) - Official Teaser Trailer

As promised earlier this week, the first trailer for It: Chapter Two is here. The sequel to 2017's blockbuster Stephen King adaptation It is set 27 years later and features a new cast playing the adult versions of the kids in the first movie. Check our our full breakdown of the footage.

The trailer opens with a fairly long sequence in which Beverly (Jessica Chastain) returns to her home town of Derry and visits her old apartment. There is now a weird old lady living there, who seems to hold a dark secret. It's a really effectively creepy scene, and is followed by a quickly-cut montage that alternates between the new cast and their younger counterparts--plus a scary appearance from the evil clown Pennywise. There are some teases that we'll learn more about Pennywise's origin story, with the old woman talking about her father (who looks a lot like Pennywise) working at the circus. Check it out above.

It: Chapter Two also stars James McAvoy as Bill, Bill Hader as Richie, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stan, and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike. Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise, one of the guises of the terrifying interdimensional entity of the title. The movie hit theaters on September 9.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Skarsgård spoke about how Pennywise has changed in the years between the two movies. "He's been doing this forever really, so he doesn't change in the sense that you would look differently," he explained. "He looks however he wants to look for any particular prey at the time, but I do think there's a change. His last line--‘Fear' --is him experiencing it for the first time, and he's sort of shocked and perplexed and surprised. Like, what is this?

"It fuels hatred and anger towards the kids, who will be adults in this one, so I think there might be an even more vicious Pennywise. He's really going after it."

In related news, a new TV version of King's fantasy series The Dark Tower is on the way. A movie adaptation arrived a few months before the first It movie in 2017 but flopped at the box office. This new version is being overseen by former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara and is being produced for Amazon.

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