The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film.
Slowly but surely the adult members of the “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are coming together. Deadline announced this morning that James Ransone has been cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak in the sequel to 2017’s wildly popular It. James Ransone recently finished filming Season 1 of the Hulu series The First with Sean Penn but horror fans may recognize him from Sinister, Sinister 2 and Spike Lee’s 2013 reboot of Oldboy.
Ransone joins a cast that features a returning Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, James McAvoy as adult Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Hader as adult Richie “Beep Beep” Tozier. If they follow the Stephen King novel, the sequel will take place 27 years after the first film with the kids being summoned back to Derry to deal with the returning evil. read more
Variety is reporting that Jessica Chastain, known for her acclaimed performances in Zero Dark Thirty and The Help, is in talks to star in IT: Chapter Two. Horror fans may also remember her from 2013’s Mama. Chastain’s return to horror would appear to be as the grown up version of the character “Beverly”, played by Sophie Lills in the 2017 reboot. Sources say discussions with Chastain are still in the early phases.
IT: Chapter Two picks up twenty-seven years after the end of the first film as the evil clown Pennywise returns to torment the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club. The sequel will be directed by Andy Muschietti and is scheduled to be released in September of 2019 with production beginning this summer. Bill Skarsgard is expected to return as Pennywise. read more
Today at NY Comic Con, horror fans were treated to the trailer for the upcoming hulu series Castle Rock. The series, which is a collaboration between J.J. Abrams and the legendary Stephen King, centers around the small town of Castle Rock and sees many of King’s “universes” crossing over and colliding.
While the trailer is mysterious and intriguing, it does not reveal many plot details. At today’s NYCC panel, Castle Rock stars Sissy Spacek, Andres Holland, Melanie Lynskey, and hot on the heels from his turn as Pennywise in IT, Bill Skarsgard, kept many of the plot details under wrap. According to Deadline, it was revealed that each would be playing new characters to the Stephen King world. Spacek, who starred in King’s iconic film Carrie noted, “I was afraid I might never have the opportunity to do something this twisted again. It’s kind of an homage to Stephen King — and I owe Stephen King a lot.” read more
The newest trailer for Andrés Muschietti’s version of Stephen King’s It hit the interwebs today and it looks like we’re in for a scary trip through Derry, Maine with the Losers Club. The first trailer for It was streamed 197 million times globally in 24 hours and I will not be surprised if this new trailer breaks that record.
Starring Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise the Dancing Clown and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, It will be the second Stephen King movie released this year following the eagerly awaited The Dark Tower next week. read more
Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more
Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) has been cast in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It as the clown villain, Pennywise. Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor will also star. Andy Muschietti is directing the film, which will be comprised of two films. Producers include Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti.
The story centers around a group of teens who call themselves the Losers Club, who fight and defeat the evil creature called It. Years later they must come together again to fight It, however they have no memory of the first battle. The first film will tell the story of their lives as kids, while the second will focus on the adults. read more