The ‘IT’ Sequel Just Got a Release Date, And We’re Not Clowning Around
Pennywise will be back sooner than you think.
Prepare to float in 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.