Though the first in a two part remake of Stephen King’s classic horror IT has yet to be released, we may already know when the sequel will begin filming.
The story details listed in the posting fall in line with that were heard about the film’s plotlines last year. While speaking with Collider, producer Roy Lee discussed how they were planning on adapting the plot of the novel into two separate movies: “We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”
The first film is currently set to focus on a group of seven children in the town of Derry, Maine as they come to realize that they’ve all had encounters with a demonic entity that appears in various forms, but primarily in the shape of a clown. Believing it to be responsible for the recent murders of a number of children in their town, this group, know as “the losers club” set out to destroy “IT.” The second film looks to follow up on the group in adulthood, as they return to once again battle the evil entity.
Andrés Muschietti is set to direct the first film from a screenplay written by Gary Dauberman, Chase Palmer and Cary Joji Fukunaga. The stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicolas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, Megan Charpentier, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jack Dylan Grazer as Pennywise the clown, Richie Tozier, The Leper, Henry Bowers, Bill Denbrough, Gretta, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Eddie Kaspbrak, Mike Hanlon and Stan Uris respectively.
The first film is slated to scare crowds everywhere when it launches into theaters on September 8th, 2017. There is no currently announced cast or release date set for the sequel.