'IT' 2 Planned For September 2019 Release Date
Posted 2017/09/25 0 0
Pennywise the evil clown is due back in theaters in less than two years.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. 6, 2019, a not-so-surprising choice for a film that has basically owned the month of September since opening on the Friday after Labor Day. Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters on It, has quietly closed a deal to pen the screenplay for the follow-up, while director Andy Muschietti is waiting in the wings to return as well. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are also expected to return for the sequel.
The sequel will catch up with the Losers Club 27 years later after their battle with Pennywise. The group will have to reassemble as adults to take on the creature that turned their idyllic childhood summer into a twisted waking nightmare. However, Muschietti told EW recently that the second installment would still include their young counterparts. “On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present,” he said. “If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ’80s and inform the story in the present day.”
“It” has been an unprecedented success at the September box office in ways that no one ever imagined. Among some of the records that It owns: largest opening for a horror film stateside, biggest opening for an R-rated film, largest opening for a pic based on a book, best preview night for a horror film ($13.5M), best IMAX opening for September and horror pic, and best opening for a New Line release. Worldwide It is nearing close to a half billion, and at the domestic B.O., it’s already the largest horror film ever with $266.1M, beating The Exorcist late last week.