Andy Muschietti’s IT, known ’round these parts as THE HIGHEST GROSSING R-RATED HORROR FILM OF ALL TIME, will see a sequel September 6, 2019. It’s not unheard of to announce plans for a sequel while a film is still playing in theatres, but we can now pencil in our calendars exactly when Pennywise will return. Released a few short weeks ago, IT has broken box office record after box office record. As of this writing, IT has earned $266,096,375 Domestically ($478,096,375 Worldwide), making it one of the most profitable films of 2017 after a modest budget of only $35 million.
Andy Muschetti is expected to return as director, with expected producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg. Also returning, is screenwriter Gary Dauberman, according to Hollywood Reporter. Though details of IT: Chapter 2 have not been announced, fans of the Stephen King novel and Tommy Wallace’s tv-movie adaptation already know what to expect. In contrast to the first half of the IT story, Chapter 2 will likely follow the Losers Club as they return to Derry, Maine to defeat Pennywise 27 years later.
Need more Pennywise the Clown while you wait for the IT sequel? Listen to our review on the Nightmare on Film Street Podcast Podcast! Join Kim and Jon on as they review and critique the re-imagining of horror’s most sinister villain. Go for an encore viewing at the cinema this weekend? So did we! And you can hear our further thoughts and impressions in our Patreon Exclusive double-take on the what has already become a contemporary horror classic.