New Line Cinema and Warner Bros have announced the sequel to Stephen King’s It will be released on September 6th, 2019, reports The Hollywood Reporter. It has been a box office hit over the summer, becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time (not adjusting for inflation), and taking in $478 million worldwide so far according to Box Office Mojo.
The film is an adaption of King’s mammoth 1,200 page novel, and follows a group of children in the fictional town of Derry who are terrorized by a monster that takes the form of a clown. The book spans the group’s childhood through their return to Derry as adults, but jumps between timelines. (The book also includes a contentious child orgy scene some readers are still dwelling on but is skipped in the movie.)
The films have been organized so that the first part follows the children in the past, while the upcoming release will center on them as adults. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the sequel will feature flashbacks, so the kids seen in the first part will likely make another appearance. It featured actors including Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard. THR says Gary Dauberman will come back to write the screenplay, but there’s been no confirmation on whether director Andrés Muschietti will return yet.