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Pennywise the Dancing Clown has haunted the minds of horror fans for generations, but with 2017’s IT Chapter One, the Stephen King creation shot to new heights of popularity, chomping his way through the competition to become the highest-grossing horror film of all time (not adjusting for inflation). Director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti, along with screenwriter Gary Dauberman (Annabelle Comes Home) shepherded Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s sensation, but for their first go-round, the IT team built from a structure set by previously attached filmmaker Cary Fukunaga and his co-writer Chase Palmer.
For IT Chapter Two, which arrives in theaters on September 6, the Muschiettis and Dauberman got to start with something of a clean slate (there’s still the iconic novel, after all,) building their sequel from the world they created in the first film. And they had a new set of hands to help this time around!
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The Muschiettis started working with Dauberman on the sequel script before Chapter One even hit theaters, but when the New Line fave had to get started on his directorial debut Annabelle Comes Home, Warners recruited another studio regular to take the film “to the finish line.” Wonder Woman and Pan scribe Jason Fuchs (who was previously set to work with the Muschiettis on WB/New Line’s Robotech,) stepped in, staying on through the shoot to help the film evolve and stay loose while it was in production.
While the Muschiettis were on-hand to present IT Chapter Two at San Diego Comic-Con for New Line’s third annual ScareDiego presentation, I sat down for a chat with the filmmakers and discussed the biggest challenges and changes in the writing process for the second film. They talked about the challenges of condensing the story’s second half with the feeling of a real-time story, honoring the book...
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