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It Looks Like The New 'It' Movie Is Getting A Sequel

It Looks Like The New 'It' Movie Is Getting A Sequel

It's being described as ‘Chapter Two'

James Dawson

James Dawson

It hasn't even opened in cinemas but it already looks like New Line is lining up a sequel to the adapation of Stephen King's classic horror story.

'Chapter Two', as it is currently being described, will take place 27 years after the first movie. However, flashbacks will play a big part in the story, meaning some of the cast will likely return.

It director Andrés Muschietti previously informed Variety the plan was to start filming a follow-up in spring 2018. He told them: "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."

Credit: IT/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros

In case you've missed the massive hype around it, It (that's the one due out tomorrow, not the sequel) is an adaptation of King's 1986 novel - previously adapted as a TV miniseries in 1990 - and tells the story of seven children who are stalked by a predatory, shape-shifting being referred to as 'It'.

It usually takes the form of a properly creepy looking clown called Pennywise. Tim Curry played this role in the miniseries; the reboot will see Bill Skarsgard put his own spin on the creature.

The trailers have been doing an excellent job of hyping the movie ahead of its opening on 8 September.

Speaking about the film, Muschietti told USA Today: "It's established that Pennywise takes the shape of your worst fear.

"He doesn't have a steady behaviour, he doesn't expose how he thinks, and that's what makes him really unpredictable.

"And because no-one knows what he'll do next or how, the space between appearances - with the occasional red balloon creepily floating by - becomes a feeling of dread that grows in people's minds.''

Sources: Variety, Moviefone, USA Today

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Topics: IT, Sequel, Stephen King