The sequel to Stephen King’s It will hit theaters September 6, 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, It: Chapter 2 will be released in a little less than two years as originally announced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Gary Dauberman, an original screenwriter for It, will return to pen the screenplay for the sequel, while producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are also expected to return as well. It reamins to be seen if director Andrés Muschietti will return, however.
It: Chapter 2 will take place as the members of the Losers Club return to Derry, Maine to once again face Pennywise, the evil clown who terrorized them as children. King’s original novel included both these storylines under one book cover, but rather trying to pull the same thing off for the films, they’ve been organized so a sequel features them all grown up with flashbacks of their childhood. The sequel will likely do pretty well in the theaters if history is of any indication, as the first It film has grossed over $478 million globally to date, therefore making it the highest-grossing horror film to date and even beating out 1973’s The Exorcist without adjusting for inflation.
We’re not entirely sure who will be cast for the grown-up Losers Club or whether Bill Skarsgård will return to reprise his role as It. When more information is present, we’ll let you know.