The latest adaptation of Stephen King’s It broke box office records as it became the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever, earning $236.3 million. With the success of the first movie, Pennywise the Dancing Clown is set to terrorize moviegoers all over again.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced on Monday that It: Chapter Two will hit the theater on Sept. 6, 2019, nearly two years after the premiere of the of the original movie earlier this month. Fans of the blockbuster horror were surprised for the much-later release date, expecting the sequel to release sometime at the end of 2018. Given how acclaimed and respected Stephen King is as an author, the two-year wait will most certainly be worth it — especially given how thrilling the original movie is.
Chapter One ends with the group of friends, then kids, defeating Pennywise and making a pact that if the dancing clown were to ever return, they would band together to defeat him once more. The sequel is set to take place 27 years later when Pennywise again returns in terror. After nearly three decades, the group of friends who are now adults, return to their small hometown of Derry, Maine, keeping their promise they made at the end of the first movie.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters for It, has “quietly closed a deal” to write the screenplay for the sequel. Director Andy Muschietti is also set to return to as well.
The casting for the group of friends is likely to change as chapter two takes place nearly three decades later.