‘It’ Sequel Continues Tale On September 2019 With Young Characters Returning

By Staff Reporter | Sep 28, 2017 05:03 AM EDT

The 2017 iteration of "It" has proven to be a huge success, earning top marks in both box office sales and critical reception. Striking while the proverbial iron is hot, the second and final chapter of Pennywise the Clown's terror will arrive in 2019.

The yet-untitled sequel will be bringing in many names from the 2017 "It" movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Andy Muschietti and scriptwriter Gary Dauberman will be some of the R-rated movie's cast that will work on the 2019 film. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. will still be part of the "It" sequel as producers.

While the "It" sequel is meant to focus on the lead characters in their adult years, their younger counterparts will still make an appearance on the film. According to Entertainment Weekly's interview with Muschietti, the movie will feature flashbacks of the adults, showing the young characters, to flesh out the story more.

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Based on the 1986 novel by the horror and science fiction author Stephen King, "It" follows the story of a group who dubbed themselves as the "Loser's Club" as they face the entity called "It." Able to take many different forms to terrorize the area every 27 years, the "Loser's Club" was able to defeat "It", but came back in their adult years for a final confrontation.

The 2017 iteration of "It" is not the first adaptation of the Stephen King novel. A television miniseries was created in 1990, with Tim Curry taking the role of Pennywise the Clown, one of the personifications of "It." Originally airing on ABC from November 18 and 20 1990, the three-hour two-parter was noticeably toned-down give the adaptation a PG rating.

Premiering on September 5, 2017, the 2017 version of "It", also called "It: Chapter One", has grossed more than $482 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing horror films. Bill Skarsgard took the mantle of Pennywise the Clown, with Jaeden Lieberher, Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Wyatt Oleff playing the roles of the "Losers Club."


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