The first whispers of It: Chapter Two have begun echoing from the gutters, with the sequel due to be released next September.
Back in 2017, It shook up the world of horror cinema, launching a golden age for Stephen King fans.
Now, fans are all set to get the next chapter of the story, this time following the characters into adulthood.
The It official Twitter account tweeted the release date on what is the spookiest day of the year, sparking much excitement.
— IT Movie🎈 (@ITMovieOfficial) October 31, 2018
One person shrieked:
Aaaaaaaawww!!! OMG!!! Can’t waiiiit!!
So pumped for this. The cast they put together is pretty legit too.
According to the It: Chapter Two synopsis on the IMDb page:
27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
The new, grown-up cast will feature Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier.
Of course, Bill Skarsgård will also be stepping back into the horrifying clown shoes of the malevolent Pennywise; terrifying the Losers’ Club members nearly three decades after the events of the original film.
As reported by Comicbook, writer Gary Dauberman spoke about ensuring the sequel would once again bring Stephen King’s novel to life:
Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page,
For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and ‘here’s where we are so far’ which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience?
I cannot wait…
It: Chapter 2 will hit cinemas as of September 6, 2019.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.