If you haven’t watched the latest installment of ‘It‘ yet, then I’m not sure what you’ve been doing with your life. It’s one of the most entertaining movies of the year. The Stephen King adaptation has made over $470 million worldwide. It has shattered several records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time.
The Pennywise masterpiece has single-handedly brought life back into the box office after a terrible summer for Hollywood. So it should not surprise you to learn a sequel is already in the works.
Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters who worked on the film, has closed a deal to write the screenplay for the sequel. And on Monday, New Line Cinema announced the sequel is scheduled to be released September 6, 2019.
The Hollywood Reporter explains how this sequel will work…
“While his book toggles between the young and older characters, New Line structured its adaptation so that the first film focuses on the kids and is set in the past. While the sequel will take place in the present, it will be punctuated with flashbacks, allowing the same cadre of kids to be seen again.”
I think we’re all excited for this sequel, which is something you won’t hear me say often. It works for this film, though, ’cause it was designed to have a sequel.
Now if they try to stretch it to a trilogy, that’s where I lose interest.