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I think apart from the new spectacle that ‘Chapter Two’ brings compared to the first one, the scope, scale, bigger canvas, I’m proud of the emotional journey.
I’m a huge fan of the book and Stephen King is one of my big heroes, literary heroes, and I am a fan, and I want to see a movie of ‘It.’
The moment you introduce the element of IT, which is an interdimensional evil entity, the presence of the turtle comes with it, as a counterbalance.
When you make a movie, you have to make things denser, you have to build consequentiality.
Yeah, my parents exposed me to horror movies when I was like 6 or 7. I mean exposed me in a good way, they didn’t mean any harm.
It’s like my second home, ‘It.’ And I would like to return to it, because I feel very comfortable with it, and I have an understanding of it, and I’m passionate about it.
I always put a lot of heart in my movies in general, but in ‘It’ too, I put a lot of heart in it.
I don’t have a negative perception of clowns.
When you’re a writer and you’re an adult, that’s something you crave – that limitless imagination and love for worlds that don’t exist that you can create.
I’m an artist. I’ve been doing storyboards for a long, long time.
I’ve always been a big fan of Stephen King, especially in my teenage years.
What captivated me about ‘The Flash’ is the human drama in it.
I learnt to relax a little more and enjoy the process, which is something I didn’t do in my first movie – understandably, I guess.
Yeah, I didn’t grow up in the ’50s like Stephen King so I’m more versed in the ’80s and the present day than the ’50s.
Hate crimes are still happening. No matter how evolved we think society is going, there seems to be a winding back, especially in this day and age where these old values seem to be emerging from the darkness.
Reading ‘IT’ again as an adult, you understand it from a different perspective. It is basically a love letter to childhood and talks about all of the treasures of that time, like imagination and belief, that are inevitably lost in adulthood.
You have to go to what the essence of what Pennywise is about – the dark power of adulthood. It’s not coincidence all the grown-ups in town are evil. This is not a story about a monster. It’s a story about the end of childhood.
I enjoyed clowns when I was a kid going to the circus. Mainly I mean the good clowns, when you go to a circus.
Sequels are always tricky.
The character of ‘Mama’ is so ambitious in a way that everything I did was always on the verge of being almost funny. So you have to be very careful with that. It’s that sort of face that you don’t usually see in horror.
Casting is a big deal.
One of the greatest things about the book is that everything we know about ‘It,’ it’s pretty speculative. We see it from the point of view of Loser’s and that’s what makes it so scary. We never get to know exactly what it is.
Pet Sematary’ is one of my favorite books of Stephen King and I have a deep love relationship with it.
I’m a big fan of Edward Gorey, and I don’t think he has been portrayed in film.
For horror, the needs of the story have to be first.
Argentina is a bit tough to people. You don’t embrace genre film in general. They are more like, in the film community, a bit snobby.
As much as ‘It Chapter One’ is a movie about friendship and the power of unified belief, the second part is more about trauma.
In fact, one of the descriptions of the character in the book is that ‘IT’ was not very good at replicating human emotions. And that’s something that is overlooked in general.
I like to create characters and worlds, and there’s nothing like telling your own stories.
Bill Hader, nobody can play Richie like this guy, I think. It was great because, for some reason, ‘Chapter Two’ was a movie that everyone wanted to be in.
We are a society that really worked to leave our differences behind, and value equality. All these things actually make a community live in harmony.
I really didn’t want to expand the negative vision of clowns because clowns are not intrinsically scary.
Mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore. ‘It’ has been on Earth for millions of years. He’s been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material.
I think mainly my devotion to horror comes from international horror movies and literature.
Everything that relates to Pennywise and Bob Gray is very cryptic, and it’s like that for a reason. Probably the success of that character as a monster, as a villain is because of that crypticness and uncertainty that people have towards him.
Of course it’s always easy when you work with people that worked together, or you work with people that you worked with before, because you develop over years some sort of shorthand of communion that is always very valuable.
I’m very ambitious when it comes to cameos.
A movie is very different when you’re writing the script and you’re building a story compared to what the final product is.
We live in a world where there’s a culture of fear, where some leaders have a strong pull on people, which is exactly what Pennywise does.
Of course, the whole mythology of the world of ‘It’ is very attractive to me.