The first trailer for It 2 was released online today, and since the trailer debut was preceded by precisely zero official images from the film, we felt it prudent to go through the trailer and pull a handful of screengrabs to get a closer look at the sequel. The film—officially titled It Chapter Two—adapts the second half of Stephen King’s bone-chilling novel, with director Andy Muschietti once again at the helm. The story picks up 27 years after the events of the first movie, with a swell ensemble playing the adult versions of the young kids. James McAvoy stars as Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain takes on the role of Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader is Richie Tozer, James Ransone portrays Eddie Kaspbrak, Jay Ryan tackles Ben Hanscom, and Isaiah Mustafa is on board as Mike Hanlon.
While the bulk of the terrific trailer is from one specific sequence in the film, in which adult Beverly revisits her childhood home only to come face-to-face with Pennywise in disguise, there are some incredibly enticing shots peppered throughout the back portion of the trailer.
First of all, the visual representation of the adult actors as grown-up counterparts of the young kids from the first movie works wonderfully—especially Hader as a grown-up Finn Wolfhard. But there’s also quite a bit in Pennywise’s lair that we get to see, although it remains to be seen how much we’re seeing is at it is in the movie, and how much has been altered to avoid spoilers.
This is simply a teaser trailer so there’s plenty more where this came from, but this is certainly a great start and I can’t wait to see this thing in theaters this fall. Check out the images below and click here to see the new poster. It Chapter Two opens in theaters on September 6th.