Andy Muschietti grateful for Stephen King's support on IT Chapter Two

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2019
Andy Muschietti

Andy Muschietti

Stephen King, the acclaimed author of the 'IT' novel, gave notes on the script for 'IT Chapter Two', its director Andy Muschietti has revealed

Stephen King gave notes on the script for 'IT Chapter Two'.

The film's director Andy Muschietti was grateful to have the acclaimed author – who penned the 1986 horror novel on which the movie and its prequel 'IT' is based – make some suggestions.

Speaking to Collider, he said: "Steve, I love this man and he's been so supportive of this. I share the script with him because I wanted to know what he thought of it, if he has any kind of notes. He very generously said, just take this as it is, it's not a mandate but these are a couple of things I would like to see in the movie."

Meanwhile, Muschietti previously played down the important of box office success for himself and the cast and insisted he'll be "proud" of the finished film, however much money it makes.

He said: "We literally got it ourselves to make the best film possible, a film we're incredibly proud of. If it makes $699 [million] or if it makes $702 or God knows what, we're still proud."

Whilst Jessica Chastain – who plays an adult Beverly Marsh – added: "I feel zero pressure. This ain't my machine... I'm a peg. We're all pat of the machine, I'm like a screw in the machine."

Jeremy Ray Taylor, who plays Ben Hanscom, shared: "It was a lot of pressure on the first one. To make a feature adaptation from Stephen King – such a legendary writer – people were really upset about it. To turn that in and do him justice is really hard to do and Andy [Muschietti, who directed both films] nailed it."

It Chapter Two

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Muschietti
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader
  • UK release: 6 September 2019

Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the town experiences a series of attacks, causing the Losers to reunite. Darker-toned than the first one, it has an impactful story about friendship and buried secrets and if the repetitive CGI lose their impact, there are still surprises in store.

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