Mark your calendars for September 6, 2019 as Pennywise returns to terrorize audiences all over again.
Just under 3 weeks of having a monstrous worldwide box office performance (and still going), Warner Bros and New Line Cinema have officially confirmed Andy Muschetti will be returning to the director’s chair for the 2nd chapter of IT.
While not officially a sequel in the traditional sense, the story will pick up 30 years after the events of the Chapter One, with The Losers Club as adults returning to Derry for one final showdown with Pennywise The Dancing Clown. The film is also slated to include flashbacks to when The Losers are young in 1989 to help further the timeline.
Gary Dauberman is handling scripting duties, while Muschetti and his sister Barbara will also be producing.
There has been no official casting on the adult cast of Losers (you can check out our wish list here). However, casting should be announced in the near future. Bill Skarsgard is 100% confirmed to return as Pennywise.
This is huge news, as Chapter One has broken and set numerous box office records during its current theatrical run. The film is on pace to become the highest grossing horror movie of all time, surpassing THE SIXTH SENSE for the honor. While the plan was always to do 2 films with the Losers as children in the first movie and as adults in the second installment, nothing is ever set in stone and its a nice peace of mind that WB and New Line are on the Pennywise train.
This film has been a massive win for everyone involved, but mostly horror fans. Now studios will be more receptive of bringing R-rated horror to theaters, although not every horror movie will make this type of money, people will show up support quality fear films. Love IT or Hate IT, this movie has changed the horror genre forever.
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