The Second Half of Stephen King’s It Will Supposedly Start Shooting in a Few Weeks
The first half of the two-part movie event for Stephen King’s It is currently in post-production and already had test screenings in the middle of last December. While it wasn’t certain if the film would receive a sequel (nothing was confirmed), it appears that such a movie was always in the plans and will in fact begin filming later this month!
According to MyEntertainmentWorld, the second half of It will begin filming in Toronto, Ontario, on March 17th. This film will specifically deal with the adult portion of the story.
The synopsis on the site reads: A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Massachusetts, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers’ Club vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear.
It’ll be interesting to see how the first half performs, especially with the fervor and adoration for “Stranger Things” still in the air. Such a story may very well resonate with audiences who may not usually go for horror but fell in love with the Duffer Brothers’ spellbinding Netflix series. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when It hits theaters on September 8th!
In the first half of It, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Sophia Lillis star with Bill Skarsgard, who portrays Pennywise. In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment The Losers’ Club.
Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.