'It' sequel: Pennywise to return in September 2019

"It" became the top-grossing horror film earning $478.1 million globally.


Pennywise, the clown which terrorised audience, will be back with It part two, which is scheduled to hit theatres in September 2019, announced New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on 25th September.

The first movie debuted earlier this year on September 28, which is an adaptation of the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King.

This movie became the top-grossing horror film of all time, earning $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 million globally till date. The Exorcist, which was released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide.

Reviews on It have been generally positive, with the movie currently sitting a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It screenwriter Gary Dauberman has quietly closed a deal to pen the screenplay for its sequel and Andy Muschietti, who directed the new film, will also direct the part two. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are expected to return as well

King's novel It is about a group of friends who get together to defeat the town's demon, Pennywise the dancing clown, who thrives on fear. New Line cinemas took their own adaptation of the book so that the first film focuses on them as kids, thus set in the past. According to reports, the sequel will focus on the events taking place in the present and be based on flashbacks.

It stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jackson Robert Scott.