Earlier this month, the newest big screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel, IT, was released. And it seems like people wo had very high expectations out of this movie were pleased with how it came out. This is why it shattered numerous box office records. IT is now the highest grossing horror movie of all times, even surpassing 1973’s The Exorcist. Now, it seems like we will have to wait two more years to see what is going to happen when The Losers return to Derry, Maine, 27 years later, as adults. IT Chapter II got a September 2019 release date.
Prepare to face the terror again
So, it appears that Pennywise the Dancing Clown is going to come back to terrorize some more people in 2019, according to a Monday official announcement by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. After a very weak summer and a tough month of August in terms of box office successes, IT came and changed the month of September (otherwise not a very successful month for movies) forever. The movie made $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 globally, until now.
Moreover, it seems like one of the screenwriters of the first movie, Gary Dauberman, has signed a deal to come back to write the screenplay of the sequel too. Director Andy Muschietti is also probably going to return, even if at the moment there is nothing official. As for the producers, they are also expected to come back and finish the good work they’ve done. The only actor that should also appear in the second movie is Bill Skarsgard, who is playing Pennywise.
This first chapter of the story followed a group of kids that unite forces to fight the evil entity known as IT, who takes the shape of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Every 27 years, it awakens, murders and eats children after going into his long sleep again. The second movie will focus on the same group but as adults, who return to Derry to end Pennywise’s existence once and for all.
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