Stephen King announced the title of his latest project, a novel set to be published in 2020 that features a woman from Mr. Mercedes.
After several different teases over the last few days, Warner Bros. has finally debuted the first trailer for IT: Chapter 2, the sequel to the hit 2017 film based on one of Stephen King’s most terrifying novels.
Covering the second half of the book, the film follows the Losers Club from the first film as adults as they return to their hometown of Derry to confront the demonic being known as IT once and for all.
The trailer gives us our first look at Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of Beverly, the only female Losers Club member played by Sophia Lillis in the first film, as she visits an old woman occupying her childhood home. As the trailer goes on, it becomes clear that this woman is not who she appears to be.
There are also pools of blood, floating red balloons, and the return of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. All of which should make for a terrifying time at the movies.
You can watch the full trailer here:
A teaser poster was also released:
— IT Movie🎈 (@ITMovieOfficial) May 9, 2019
Are you excited for IT: Chapter 2?
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In September 2017, IT terrified audiences and quickly left its mark as one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever. Covering the first half of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, it follows a group of teens dubbed The Losers Club being hunted by a demonic force that takes the form of an evil clown called Pennywise to murder children. After becoming the highest-grossing horror film of all time, a sequel quickly went into development.
The sequel, titled IT: Chapter 2, will focus on the second half of the novel and follow the main characters as grown-ups as they return to their hometown to kill the demon once and for all. News on the sequel has been scarce, but there is word that the first trailer will drop this week.
A billboard in Time Square confirmed that the trailer will drop Thursday at an unspecified time, with the tagline “Witness The End Of It”. The image was first spotted by Bloody Disgusting.
Here’s a nice quality shot of the IT: Chapter Two billboard in Times Square today. Trailer Thursday!
— Bloody Disgusting (@BDisgusting) May 6, 2019
The cast of the film is pretty impressive. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Andy Bean lead the cast of grown Losers Club members as well as Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise.
The film is set to be released on September 6th.
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A white nationalist group called American Identity Movement chose a Washington bookstore, Politics and Prose, as the site for its latest “peaceful disruption.” This continues a current trend of bookstores as the latest destinations for such nationalist demonstrations.
The group’s demonstration was apparently in response to Politics and Prose hosting author Jonathan M. Metzl, who was discussing his book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland. According to the summary provided by Amazon, his book aims to address the idea that,
“Many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the policies that result actually place white Americans at ever-greater risk of sickness and death…White Americans, Metzl argues, must reject the racial hierarchies that promise to aid them but in fact lead our nation to demise”
AIM founder and president, Patrick Casey, disagrees with the message of the book, which he says “fails to discuss the real reasons why leftism has been killing America’s heartland… America’s road to restoration is nationalism, identitarianism, non-interventionism, protectionism, and populism.”
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He and other members of his organization arrived en masse at the bookstore and interrupted the author event, holding megaphones and chanting, “This land is our land,” as shown in the footage tweeted by Catherine Wigginton:
— Catherine Wigginton (@cewigginton) April 27, 2019
AIM has been linked to another white national organization, Identity Evropa, which was involved in planning the infamous and tragic Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA. This is due to the fact that AIM’s president previously served as Executive Director for Identity Evropa.
Casey denies that AIM is a rebranding of IE—the organization’s site insists that “these former actions… do not reflect upon Mr. Casey or the membership he had developed under his tenure as leader of Identity Evropa.” Nevertheless, the two organizations share similar goals and values, and AIM is made up of many members who transferred over from IE.
Before the demonstration at Politics and Prose, AIM interrupted a “story hour” for kids led by drag queens in New Orleans, where they “disrupted the event before being asked to leave.”
This is not the first time books and libraries have become targets for white nationalists in recent times. Berkleyside reports that a “far-left bookstore” called Revolution Books has “found itself under attack from far-right activists” as many as “ten times in six months” according to an article written on March 4th, 2018. The protestors wore MAGA hats and were not seemingly affiliated with AIM.
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It may be hard to keep track of all the Stephen King adaptations being made or coming out, but let’s add another one to the list!
‘Salem’s Lot, King’s second published novel, will be remade into a new horror film. The novel tells the story of a writer who returns to his childhood home only to find out that the residents are turning into vampires.
The book will be adapted by James Wan and Gary Dauberman. Both have been involved in various ways with The Conjuring films. In addition to directing blockbuster films like Aquaman and Furious 7, Wan directed the first two Conjuring films and produced the Annabelle and The Nun spin-offs. Dauberman wrote the two Annabelle films and is set to make his directorial debut with the third film.
This isn’t the first time that ’Salem’s Lot has been adapted. A miniseries based on the novel was released in 1979, with a sequel miniseries coming out in 1987. TNT released their own miniseries adaptation in 2004 with Rob Lowe starring as the main protagonist.
Are you a fan on ’Salem’s Lot?
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