‘It’ sequel now in the works
The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” has been successfully terrifying audiences and it looks like a sequel is already in the works.
The film’s screen writer Gary Dauberman, as per The Hollywood Reporter, has already agreed to write material for the sequel with original director Andy Muschietti waiting in the wings.
Warner Bros., which owns New Line Cinema, initially envisioned the horror classic as a two-part film. Judging by the positive reviews it has garnered so far, it looks like the terrifying “Pennywise” and the “Losers Club” will indeed return for Chapter 2.
The first film focused on the club’s pre-teen years, while the sequel is expected to show them as adults, 27 years later.
Still, Muschietti said in a separate Collider report that the followup would include flashbacks that would put the adult narratives in context.
“I always insisted that if there is a second part, there would be a dialogue between the two timelines,” he said, “that it would be approached like the adult life of the losers, [but] there would be flashbacks that sort of illuminate events that are not told in the first one.”
Actor Bill Skarsgård, who brought to life the terrifying entity Pennywise, also suggested to Metro that a sequel would showcase “more exploration for who Pennywise is.”
New Line Cinema, meanwhile, has yet to set a release date for the sequel, but projects a 2019 release. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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