The sequel to director Andy Muschietti's It now has a release date. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the film will be released in theaters on Sept. 6, 2019.
The It sequel will see Muschietti reprise his role as director and will again focus on the Losers Club, the group of misfit children who overcame their fears and thwarted the supernatural, fear-eating entity Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
The sequel will catch up with the Losers Club 27 years later after their battle with Pennywise. The group will have to reassemble as adults to take on the creature that turned their idyllic childhood summer into a twisted waking nightmare.
Casting for the adult incarnation of the Losers Club has not been announced yet, but the film will reportedly include flashbacks featuring the cast of child actors lauded for their chemistry in the first movie.
It has already broken box office records. As of reporting, the film has grossed $478,096,375 in the worldwide box office, netting it the title of the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. Gary Dauberman, who wrote the first film, is slated to return to pen the second.
Currently screening in theaters, It is a production of New Line Cinema directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer and Chosen Jacobs.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)