Earlier this month it was confirmed that Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the recently released movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, was working on the screenplay for a sequel.
Now comes word that a release date has been locked in for the sequel, which will likely be titled IT: Chapter Two. The movie has been scheduled for a release on September 6, 2019.
News of the sequel is no great shock. Not only has the first movie surpassed all expectations by scoring big numbers at the box office—over $480 million worldwide so far on a $35 million budget—but it’s also won much praise from critics.
It’s been in the plans for a long time now for the adaptation to be two parts, the first following the children and the second following them as adults. But you never know with Hollywood, and if those box office numbers weren’t as big as they are, who knows if we ever would have seen the rest of the story.
The director of the first movie, Andy Muschietti, is said to be “waiting in the wings” to return as director, and he and Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are all expected to return as producers on the project.
Now comes the biggest task for the sequel, casting actors to play the adult versions of the kids from the first movie. Andy and Barbara Muschietti were asked about casting the adult roles in a chat with Variety, which mentioned Academy Award-nominee and one of Muschietti’s Mama stars, Jessica Chastain, as a possibility for the role of Beverly. Andy said he would love for Chastain to play the role and Barbara noted that she did love the first movie, but it’s a little too premature to discuss who might star at this point.
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