King Talks ITPosted: September 10, 2019, 14:13:05
Have you seen IT: Chapter 2? If not, see it first and then come back to read this.
“When Bill Denbrough walked into the thrift shop, he had a flashback of him and Beverly browsing the same place 27 years ago,” Muschietti said. “It was a little romantic moment there, and then they were approached by the shopkeeper as a younger version.”
There would have been no digital de-aging for King, however. Instead, the younger shopkeeper who ruins their tender moment would have been played by King’s son, author Joe Hill.
“Andy’s original idea was so genius,” King said. “He wanted to use Joe as that guy in a flashback with the kid, and it would’ve worked because Joe and I look a lot alike.”
Alas, the idea was never shot. “We started with a script that was 160 pages, and that was the short version,” Muschietti said. “Unfortunately, we had to shave it off. It was impossible.”
Source: Vanity Fair