Stephen King's It crawled back onto the scene in 2017, when the first of two movie remakes came out. The second film, based on the first on King's 1,100-page 1986 bestseller, is not a sequel – it's a continuation of the plot, taking place 27 years after the first film. Members of the Losers' Club will be recast with adult actors, though the young actors will appear in flashback.
In the first poster released, we learn … nothing more than the title? Oh well, sometimes the absence of information is the scariest thing, letting our imaginations run wild.
Jessica Chastain, who took on the role of Bev from younger actress Sophia Lillis, tweeted a photo Lillis passing the story's infamous red balloon to her older counterpart.
"If we're telling the story of adults, we Andy Muschietti told Entertainment Weekly
Release date, production info
The movie is being filmed in the Toronto area in August 201
Filming is scheduled to continue through Toronto and Port Hope.
Cast: Who's who?
Plot news, rumors and theories
Readers know what happens: King's terrifying novel. The Losers' Club of misfit kids who fought killer clown Pennywise learn that he's back 27 years later, and they're only trying to stop him. Pennywise in the first movie from their adult versions doing the same. And there were some changes to King's novel in the first film, so there may be some surprises, even for loyal King readers.
More about Pennywise: Back in 2017, Bill Skarsgård told Metro UK that this second movie wants to explore his creepy character even more. "It's a different story," he said. "But I'm excited to delve deeper into the character as there's more exploration for who Pennywise is." Pennywise in the 1600s that was shot for the first movie and not used.
Mike: Director Muschietti said in 2017 that the loser's club member stays in Derry, want to be different from the novel. He told Entertainment Weekly. "My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book." A librarian junkie When he starts his second movie starts, he's a wreck. "
Scenes we might see: After the first movie was filmed, producer Barbara Muschietti told journalists that some scenes did not fit in the budget for that movie, but might make Chapter Two. One scene in particular, a massacre at the Black Spot nightclub, may even open the new movie. "That sequence with the Black Spot, we think it's gonna be a great opening for the next movie," Muschietti said at the time.
Tongue twister: Screenwriter Gary Daubman told Cinema Blend in September 2018 that a bizarre element of King's book, called The Ritual of Chüd, wants to play a role in the movie. Cinema Blend explained it like this: "The Ritual of Chüd is basically a psychic battle of wills, but it's pretty much the only one of its kind
Turtle time: In the book, the ancient turtle Maturin is seen as the creator of the universe Though director Andy Muschietti was light on turtle references in the first movie, he told SyFy Wire to expect more in the second movie. "I think in the second part, the turtle will try to help you," he said. "In the second movie, the turtle left a few clues to their childhood that they do not remember. They have to retrieve those memories from the summer of 1989, and that's how we jump back to 1989."
Heartbreaker: Screenwriter Gary Daubman says to bring your tissues. September 30, 2018.
First footage: A brief clip from the movie a San Diego Comic-Con in July 2018. It's unlikely to make it online, but there are summaries.
Updated on Sept. 2, 2018 with photo of Pennywise on the Paul Bunyan statue.