"It becomes a bit of a horror-action epic at the end..." - hmv.com talks to James McAvoy about It Chapter Two
To describe Andy Muschietti's 2017 reboot of Stephen King classic It as a success would be a bit of an understatement. Released in September of that year, the film broke box office records to become the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time and earned glowing reviews from audiences and critics alike, some of whom described the film as the best Stephen King adaptation ever made - high praise indeed when you consider that the extensive list of these includes films such as Rob Reiner's Misery, Brian De Palma's Carrie and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
However, as fans of King's novel will know, Muschietti's film only told half the story, ending with the Losers' Club's victory over the malevolent Pennywise and Beverly's premonition of fighting the monster again as adults.
This week that premonition comes to pass as It Chapter Two makes its arrival with a brand new cast picking up the story 30 years later. With the Losers all grown up, they find themselves back in their hometown of Derry and gearing up to finish the job they started three decades earlier.
Bill Skarsgård returns to reprise his role as Pennywise the Clown and there are appearances from younger cast members such as Finn Wolfhard and Jaeden Martell, while the grown-up Losers are portrayed by James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Andy Bean.
With the film in cinemas out on DVD shelves today (January 13th), we caught up with James McAvoy for a chat about picking up where the story left off.
Watch our interview with James below...