Expect for the ‘IT’ Sequel Soon!
Posted 2017/09/01 0 0
Cus it’s currently the director’s priority!
After a disappointing summer of fumbles and flops, Hollywood is hoping that the horror movie won't clown around and will bring in record numbers. The director, Andres Muschietti, was already linked to move on to a new project, Robotech, next, but it looks like everything has changed.
In a recent interview with Italian website Bad Taste, Muschietti revealed that the IT sequel is the next project he intends to direct:
“IT 2 is my priority. I’ll direct Robotech later… Clearly, I hope [the sequel can have a higher budget]!”
In addition to confirming that IT: Part 2 will shoot before Robotech, Muschetti’s second comment about hoping for a higher budget for the sequel is interesting. Exact budget figures for IT aren’t publicly available at present, but reports have estimated it as being somewhere around $30 million. The film is on its way to becoming a monster hit, and as such, it’s likely that New Line will allow Muschietti to have a larger budget for his sequel, though it should be noted that he has not officially signed on to direct the planned sequel just yet. Robotech is scheduled for a 2020 release date, so provided that IT 2 is released in 2019, it’s not like Muschietti has to hurry to commit to getting hands-on with the adaptation of the Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime… Presuming that project, which has languished in Development Hell for years, is ever made, of course.
Fans already new that the IT movie is based on the first part of Stephen Kings' horror classic. A sequel will pick up events 20 years later in Derry and follow Pennywise and the other incarnations of the terrifying ancient evil being who preys on young children.
IT will bring terror to the big screen on September 8, 2017, featuring a cast that includes Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris.