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The new adaptation of Stephen King's IT has been taking shape for long time now. The project is set to be presented in two separate films which is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. MAMA director Andy Muschietti was hired on to helm this new adaptation.
With this film now in theaters, the new Pennywise seems to have gotten the attention of the entire world as it pulled in $123 million in the opening weekend.
Today we bring you new word on the second planned film which is being referred to as IT: CHAPTER 2. We have learned that Gary Dauberman will return to write the next film. Director Andy Muschietti and his sister/producing partner Barbara spoke with EW and revealed some of the things that we can expect from IT: CHAPTER 2:
“On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present. If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ‘80s and inform the story in the present day.”
“The hope is we’ll find the best way soon because it’s also important for Andy to get flashbacks with the kids, who are growing very fast. They are an important component in the next film.”
Andy continues saying:
“They’re a very big part of the action.”
He then goes on to talk about what is in store for Mike Manlon and how the next film will be darker thank the book saying:
“My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book. I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.
He’s not just the collector of knowledge of what Pennywise has been doing in Derry. He will bear the role of trying to figure out how to defeat him. The only way he can do that is to take drugs and alter his mind.”
Andy then reveals that The Ritual of Chud is figured out:
“It resonates with what the kids do when they go to the smokehouse in the Barrens. By inhaling these fumes from the fire they have visions of It, and the origin of It, and the falling fire in the sky that crashed into Derry millions of years ago. We’ve brought that to Mike, by the end of those 30 years Mike has figured out the Ritual of Chüd.”
While no official release date for IT: CHAPTER 1 has been announced, the belief is that 2019 is the target year for release.
IT: CHAPTER 1 is currently in theaters.