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‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Promises The Sequel Will Be Even Darker

‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Promises The Sequel Will Be Even Darker

If you haven't been living under a rock then chances are you've heard about the movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel It, and how goddamn scary it is. Clowns were already scary enough for some people, but make him a shape-shifting serial killer from another dimension who targets kids, and he becomes a whole lot scarier.

The reviews are praising actor Bill Skarsgård for bringing Pennywise to life, and director Andrés Muschietti for shooting it a way that really keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. However, there are a lot of people complimenting the film on how much comedy is used in between the bits of pure terror and gore.

While many are enjoying the balance of laughter and horror in It, that is expected to be chucked out the window for the sequel. Stephen King's novel (which spans over more than 1,100 pages) is split into two parts, the first is set in 1989 when the Loser's Club are kids, and then decades later when they've all grown up.


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director Muschietti has told MTV: "It won't be a comedy. If the second movie happens, I really want to recover the dialogue between the two timelines that the book had."

So, if you weren't scared by the new movie then it might be worth waiting for the sequel to get a proper fright.

Muschietti has told Variety of roughly how long until it will be released: "We'll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."

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The kids involved in the current movie already have some ideas of who they want to play their older selves.

Finn Wolfhard (who has also starred in Stranger Things) tells MTV he wants Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck), Sophia Lillis (plays the character of Beverly Marsh) is hoping Jessica Chastain is cast for her role, Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) is calling for Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, Get on Up), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak) wants Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain), and Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) would like Joseph Gordan Levitt (Inception, 500 Days of Summer), as long as he grew out his hair.

The film which was released last week has been smashing it at the Box Office, with $185 million (£140 million) already made around the world.


It's the best opening weekend for a horror movie, with Paranormal falling into second place and that made $52m (£39m); and it's set to have the second-biggest weekend ever for an R-rated movie (a UK equivalent of a 15 rating), with only Deadpool likely to have done better.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Topics: Clown, IT, Horror, Killer Clown, Sequel, Stephen King

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.