The release date of Stephen King's 'It' sequel has been revealed
If you haven't seen It by now, you really should. Partly because saying "You should see It" is a confusing statement to keep having to say to people, but mostly because it's a great film that stands tall above the plethora of horror movies that get released each year. In all likelihood, you have already seen it, given the box office records it has been breaking since its release in early September.
It has earned a staggering $266.1 million in the United States, and $478.1 million globally. On top of that, it is now the second top-grossing horror film of all time, just behind The Exorcist. Back in 1973 The Exorcist made $233 million in North America, but taking into account inflation, It is only just behind, and well ahead of the rest of the pack, despite being out for less than a month.
As usually happens when a movie is this successful, we already have a sequel on the way. Many of you may be asking what exactly the story could be given the fact that the movie told a complete story of a group of children coming-of-age while confronting their ultimate fears. But the film you saw only really adapts half of the source material.
The film was based on Stephen King's book of the same name from 1986. It's a very long book, as I can attest after finishing reading it in time for the movie's release, with its 1,138 pages giving plenty of material to bring to the big screen. The book goes back and forth between the present day and the past childhood experiences of the main characters, meaning we have their future to look forward to seeing.
So the sequel, which will be titled 'It: Chapter Two', will see the children we grew attached to in the first film as fully-grown adults, now dealing with a new emergence of the monster they thought they had killed. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros have announced this sequel will be hitting theatres on 6 September 2019.
This will take place 27 years later, though the director has confirmed that flashbacks will play a big part, meaning we will likely get to see the great cast of the first movie again. Andy Muschietti, the director of the first movie, has said he will return, and told Variety that they will start filming next year.
"We'll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."
We can only speculate on who will be cast as the adult versions of these characters, but many suspect Jessica Chastain will play Beverley, as she has worked with the director previously on the horror movie 'Mama'. Gary Dauberman, one of the writers for the first part, has also signed on to write the sequel according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Now that you've seen the first movie, why not find out about the scene that was so scary that it had to be cut from the movie?