Just in time for Halloween season to kick into full gear, a sequel to the horror blockbuster It has been announced.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced on Monday that chapter two will be in theaters on September 6, 2019 — two years (almost to the day!) after chapter one’s release this past September 8.
Part one of the big-screen adaptation of the ’90s TV miniseries — itself based on the classic Stephen King book of the same name — focused on a group of kids in the late ’80s who come together to stop Pennywise the Clown from terrorizing the children of their town. The sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will take place in the present and show the cast as adults, but will feature flashbacks from the original.
According to THR, Gary Dauberman, one of It‘s screenwriters, will be writing the follow-up, and director Andy Muschietti is likely to be on board for the sequel as well. No casting news has been announced just yet.
Even if you didn’t see It, it’s likely you couldn’t escape it anyway — red balloons were popping up everywhere in advance of the film’s release, including in the front window of author Stephen King’s Bangor, Maine, home. Too. Spooky.
If all of the box-office records It has broken since its release — including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time — are any indication, fans will flock to theaters to see how the Loser’s Club handles the horror of their past.
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