AceShowbiz - New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have set a release date for "It" sequel. The studios announced on Monday, September 25 that the follow-up to the record-breaking horror flick directed by Andy Muschietti would arrive in theaters across the nation, including IMAX locations, on September 6, 2019.
Additionally, Warner Bros. announced that the untitled WB Animation film previously scheduled to arrive on June 1, 2018 has moved back to July 27, 2018, and is now titled "Teen Titans Go!". It's an adaptation of Cartoon Network' comedic animated series based on the DC Comics team. The cartoon roster boasts a core team of Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire, with many other familiar DC characters appearing along the way.
"It 2" will open over the same post-Labor Day frame as its predecessor, which set box office records when it debuted to a whooping $117 million earlier this month. The follow-up to the Bill Skarsgard-starring horror flick is currently slated to open against an untitled project from Blumhouse Productions.
The first film stars Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff and Jeremy Ray Taylor as a group of unpopular kids in small-town Maine who battle an evil presence, the titular It, that feeds on fear. In its preferred form, a bloodthirsty clown named Pennywise, It is portrayed by Skarsgard.
Muschietti is expected to return to direct the sequel. Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the first film, has already attached to write the sequel. In adhering to the structure of Stephen King's original novel, the sequel will pick up 27 years later after the first film and center around the same group of characters who return to destroy It for good.
Muschietti recently told Entertainment Weekly that the second installment would still include their young counterparts. "On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present," the helmer said. "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."