The world’s favorite child-eating, sewer-dwelling clown will creep back to the silver screen on September 6, 2019.
The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It has killed at the box office, crushing records left and right in the weeks following its release. With the horror film’s tremendous success, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema announced a sequel, Chapter 2. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter for It, is already on board.
The first adaptation follows the 1989 Loser’s Club members in their fight to overtake Pennywise, the carnivorous clown that makes an appearance in their town every 27 years. The sequel is expected to focus on the Loser’s Club members 27 years later as Pennywise returns. Though the film will be based in the present, there are expected to be flashbacks to the past.
“I always insisted that if there is a second part, there would be a dialogue between the two timelines,” said Andy Muschietti, the film’s director. “That it would be approached like the adult life of the losers, [but] there would be flashbacks that sort of illuminate events that are not told in the first one.”
The movie will also be available in IMAX, if you’re the type to enjoy being frightened.
While an official cast has not been announced, fingers are crossed that Bill Skarsgård and his sinister smile will make a return.