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First 'It: Chapter Two' Trailer Brings Back Pennywise

The sequel to the 2017 Stephen King adaptation opens Sept. 6.

It's time for chapter two.

The first trailer for It: Chapter Two picks up with Losers Club, now adults with little memory of the traumatic events that saw them terrorized by the demonic clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) during their childhoods.

The adult versions of the Losers Club are played by Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean and James Ransone. The first It, based on the Stephen King novel, earned more than $700 million globally in 2017 and stands as the No. 1 horror movie of all time.

The trailer echos footage that debuted last month at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where filmmaker Andy Muschietti and his stars debuted the first footage from It: Chapter Two. The trailer begins with an extended scene in which Chastain's Beverly goes back to her childhood apartment in Derry, looking for her father. An older lady answers the door, telling Beverly her father passed away. The woman invites her to come in and have something to drink, but soon the friendly woman is replaced by Pennywise, unbeknownst to Beverly. Things get creepier from there, until Beverly discovered a picture on the wall of the woman's father looks like Pennywise, the demonic clown that haunted her and her friends decades earlier.

It screenwriter Gary Dauberman returns for the sequel. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing. Executive producing are Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

It: Chapter Two opens Sept. 6 from Warner Bros. and New Line.

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