It would be an understatement to say that screenwriter Gary Dauberman is a successful 21st century horror writer, the man is a force to be reckoned with. His resume includes box office giants Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, and The Nun. He also co-wrote IT (2017) and is writing IT: Chapter Two, which is currently finishing up filming in Toronto.
Dauberman recently sat down with SlashFilm to discuss current and upcoming projects that he's involved with, including The Nun, Swamp Thing, and IT: Chapter Two. You can read what he had to say about the sequel below! Be sure to visit SlashFilm to read the full interview.
“Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page. For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and ‘here’s where we are so far’ which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience? In the first one, they’re all together in school so you see them in a bunch but 27 years later, I don’t think it’s a spoiler they’re sort of scattered all over the country. So, we see pieces of who they’ve become which I think is really exciting. Then of course it was great to see them return to Derry. 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.”
Here's what he said about the film's ending, “The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit.”
We won't be seeing IT: Chapter Two until next year, but in the meantime, let us know how excited you are for the film in the comments.
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