With It: Chapter Two, things are about to get bizarre – even more so than a transdimensional clown feasting on the hapless kids of Derry, Maine.
According to producer Gary Dauberman, New Line and Andy Muschietti’s horror sequel will adapt the Ritual of Chüd, undoubtedly one of the book’s creepiest scenes. For the uninitiated, it’s one in which select members of the Losers’ Club dance a very dangerous dance with Pennywise.
Essentially, they must extend their tongues until they overlap, before sinking their teeth into the flesh so that each tongue is bound to one another. They then begin to crack jokes until one person (or clown) laughs and, frankly, we have no clue how Muschietti plans to tackle this one. But tackle it he will, as Dauberman tells Cinema Blend:
The Ritual of Chüd is challenging, but it’s such an important component to the book that we had to address it. That stuff is difficult to balance, but because [director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and I] worked with each other before, when I’m writing pages and all that stuff it becomes more of a conversation and less like, ‘Hey, here’s what I did.’ It’s sort of organic; it’s really kind of just chipping away at the stone and trying to find the most focused, accessible way into some of more metaphysical aspects of that book.
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Dauberman went on to discuss reuniting with Andy and Barbara Muschietti after the first movie, and what it feels like bringing the curtain down on this celebrated horror saga. Let’s not forget that the first It movie grossed just over $700M at the worldwide box office, so it almost goes without saying that Dauberman and the Muschiettis have to deal with increased pressure and heightened expectations going into Chapter Two.
Via Cinema Blend:
I think that’s something that Andy gave a lot of thought about, which was great, because as I was kind of chugging along through the Adrian Melon stuff and sort of more the stuff that’s in the book that you kind of just want to see on screen. I’m writing that stuff, and Andy would kind of go off and think about Chüd and how he wants to visually represent all that stuff. He just came up with some brilliant, brilliant stuff… It really is going to be amazing.
It: Chapter Two will be summoned into theaters on September 6th, and when it does, it’ll seemingly deliver a heartbreaking finale to the Pennywise saga.
Source: Cinema Blend