Director Andy Muschietti is unleashing the first half of his two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s It this coming September, and we had been under the assumption that the second film would be entirely dependent on the box office success of the first. We figured cameras wouldn’t start rolling unless/until box office numbers came in, but it seems we were quite wrong about that.
A newly-updated listing on the very often reliable website My Entertainment World has just indicated that filming will begin March 17, 2017 on the second film, under the secret title Accordion. One might ascertain that this means the first film is undergoing some re-shoots before the release later this year, but the plot listed certainly indicates otherwise…
A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear.
The filming location is listed as Toronto, Canada, where the first part was also shot.
From what we understand, a teaser for the first film is coming soon.
In theaters September 8, 2017, part one is set “in a small town in Maine, where 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.“
Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling monster.
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the modern Losers’ Club.
Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.