IT: Chapter 2 screenwriter Gary Dauberman has said that the second instalment of the Stephen King adaptation will feature an iconic scene from the book, and added that the film will complete the story.
Asked by Slash Film if there were any scenes from the second half of the book that he couldn’t wait to write for the movie, Dauberman described the book as an “embarrassment of riches” and added that it was a great deal of fun being able to revisit the characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later.
“For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later,” he explained.
“The Jade of the Orient is such a defining and iconic scene in the book. That was something I remember as a thing I was writing towards. It was like, ‘Okay, coming up is Jade of the Orient. That’s going to be super cool’. It was a nice signpost to write towards which I dug.”
In the novel, the Losers’ Club reunite for the first time over Chinese dinner at the Jade of the Orient restaurant and at the end of the meal each of the gang receives a fortune cookie with a personalised torment prize inside.
And it looks like we’ll be seeing all of the iconic moments from the second part of the book in Chapter 2, as Dauberman confirmed that the story will be ending with the second film.
“No, this is a complete story,” he said, dismissing any thoughts of turning IT into a trilogy. “The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit.”
Of course, the first chapter sees a group of kids from a town called Derry defeat Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a demonic being that preys on children by using their greatest fears against them.
The second part will see the characters return to the town as adults and come face-to-face with Pennywise again. The cast will include Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader.
IT: Chapter 2 is due to be released in September 2019. IT: Chapter 1 is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.