The ‘IT’ Sequel Just Got a Release Date, And We’re Not Clowning Around

Pennywise will be back sooner than you think.

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Prepare to float in 2019.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. has at long last announced a release date for its sequel to its Stephen King box-office monster IT: Sept. 6, 2019.

IT has earned $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 million globally to date, making it the top-earning horror film of all time… not adjusted for inflation. All it took was a killer clown to revitalize the box office after a lackluster summer


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Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the first, will reportedly write the second while director Andy Muschietti is likely to return.

Muschietti’s master plan is to split Stephen King’s doorstopper into two films: one exclusively dedicated to the Loser’s Club as kids and the second following them into adulthood, with a few flashbacks.


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The sequel will likely be darker in tone than the first, which focused primarily on visceral scares and slapstick laughs.

What’s more, fans can look forward to A-list actors taking on the adult Loser’s Club roles. Muschietti has already said he’s eyeing Jessica Chastain to play redheaded heroine Beverly.

All will be revealed in two year’s time. 


Thomas Freeman