IT Chapter Two will de-age the young Losers Club
In a recent interview with Total Film (via Syfy), IT Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti revealed that even though it’s been just a couple of years since the first film, the sequel will still have to digitally de-age the young losers club for the new flashback scenes in the sequel.
“Well, it’s better to shoot it two years later than five years later. But in those two years, they grew up quite a bit,” Muschietti said. “Not all of them. Sophia looks exactly the same. Jaeden looks pretty much the same. Finn grew up quite a bit, and he’s a tall guy….But from the beginning, we knew that that would be part of the budget, the visual effects to address that. So we’re going to de-age the kids.”
The first film’s young actors included Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Wyatt Oleff, who are all set to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.
The cast of IT: Chapter Two includes James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben and James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Teach Grant (Altered Carbon, Damnation) as Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler (The Son, Chained for Life) as Bill’s wife, Xavier Dolan (Boy Erased) as Adrian Mellon, Will Beinbrink (Queen of the South) as Tom Rogan and, of course, the return of Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise.
The second part is written by Gary Dauberman from the book by Stephen King. Muschietti, once again, is at the helm. The movie will arrive in theaters on September 5.