Release date confirmed for sequel to IT
The release date for the new take on Stephen King's It has been unveiled.
The film is based on King's 1986 novel, which was originally adapted into a two-part television film in 1990, starring Tim Curry in the iconic titular role. It centred around a group of children who must face off against a force that takes on its victims' greatest fears, horrifically personified by Pennywise the Clown.
The new movie has been a box office smash and has already taken almost $500 million dollars in global box office receipts. Unsurprisingly, a sequel has been confirmed and it is due to arrive on September 6th in 2019.
The new movie stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise with Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton in supporting roles.
The film has been directed by Andrés Muschietti, director of Mama, who stepped in to take over from True Detective creator Cary Fukunaga, who left after disagreements with Warner Brothers. He still is a credited writer on the movie along with Chase Palmer and Gary Dauberman.