As Warner Bros. prepares to slash its way back onto screens with Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter Two, the horror favourite is getting its very own Pennywise umbrella to deal with those April showers.
Reinventing Stephen King’s acclaimed 1986 novel and the 1990 TV movie with Tim Curry, Muschietti had cinemagoers hiding behind their popcorn boxes with 2017’s It: Chapter One.
Casting a young group of kids as the loveable Losers Club, Chapter Two will pick up the story 27 years after Chapter One left Pennywise for dead in the sewers of Derry.
The likes of James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Jessica Chastain have joined for Chapter Two and will play adult versions of the Losers. The sequel will undoubtedly cash in on the success of Chapter One and continue Muschietti’s interpretation in style.
Available to buy on Merchoid, the Raining Blood Pennywise Liquid Reactive Umbrella is just $22.99 and sure to brighten up those rainy days/scare everyone around you on public transport.
When it rains, Pennywise’s murderous mug turns a bright shade of red. The reactive material means the creepy clown’s nose, mouth, and eyes will all change colour, while the whole umbrella becomes a blood-splattered nightmare.
Bill Skarsgård terrified everyone in Chapter One as he put on a pair of baggy pants and a sinister smile to play Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Muschietti is preparing to drag us all back into the sewers for Chapter Two and round off one of the best King adaptations of all time.
If you think you know what to expect in Chapter Two, think again. Speaking to Inverse, actor James Ransone teased that the big screen adaptation won’t just be a rehash of the book.
Ransone will play the adult Eddie Kaspbrak but couldn’t confirm if he’d meet the same tragic end as his book counterpart. “They’ll cut my arm off and throw me in a sewer if I say anything,” he joked.
Elsewhere, some blood-curdling footage from the movie appeared at this year’s CinemaCon and focussed on Chastain’s arrival as an older Beverly Marsh.
With It: Chapter One being the highest-grossing horror (unadjusted for inflation) and the fourth highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, there are high hopes that Chapter Two can carry the legacy of its predecessor and even beat it at the box office.
Chapter Two is coming to cinemas on September 6, so there’s plenty of time for you to pick up your Pennywise brolly. It’ll definitely have you singing in the rain — if only to scare the kids down the road.
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