As we told you a few weeks back, New Line Cinema’s IT was going to pass $700M at the box office. It took a little longer than expected, but it’s now official. Pennywise’s return to the big screen has made $700M worldwide on a split from $327,481,748 domestic and $372,700,000 international. God damn.
IT was not only my personal selection for the best genre films of the year, but the Bloody Disgusting readers also voted the Stephen King adaptation as the best horror film of 2017.
In the film, “A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.”
The kids are better known as the Loser’s Club (Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor). Javier Botet played The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton played Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague, who plays bully Patrick Hocksetter.
Andy Muschietti will return to direct the second chapter in the epic saga for New Line and Warner Bros., while Gary Dauberman (IT) has inked a deal to write the script.
“Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults,” Muschietti recently noted, “with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.”
What can you expect from the sequel? Here’s everything we know!
IT: Chapter Two will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.