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Second Half of New ‘It’ Adaptation Already Filming This Month?

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.

Pennywise is New Line Cinema's IT



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  • Golic

    This is fantastic news!

  • Khy

    Awesome! That would mean we will get the second portion no matter what. It’s smarter to film it now rather than NEXT year. That way they can still use the kids for a brief scene if they need it without fearing they’ll appear far older.

    • The Drucifer

      Your optimism for this project is what’s keeping me excited for this film. With all the shit I’ve given it I cannot wait for the trailer and their casting choices for the adults.

      • Khy

        Haha thanks. I think the reason I’m so positive is because I’m pretty open to whatever interpretation they bring. I don’t think it should be WORD for WORD to be a good adaptation. For me, as long as it has the heart and soul of the novel front and center- I’m fine. What other cool things they add along the way doesn’t really matter- just get the characters right. Get the characters right and you win.

    • Matt

      If the negativity that has been posted here in the past is any indication, I’d say that’s a gutsy move if true. Good for them, I hope it pans out.

      • Khy

        Me too.
        I think it was a huge mistake in NOT shooting it back to back anyway. If you’re going to adapt the story then adapt all of it. The “we’ll wait and see” approach for the second half had me worrying. Get it done and get it out. Glad they came to their senses.
        Now this can film and will probably be out in September 2018 rather than ’19.

        • Matt

          On a personal level, I agree with you 1000%. But playing the devil’s advocate, I understand that film-making is a business (as I know you do too). If part one tanks, that’s throwing the proverbial “good money” after bad. I’m definitely in, and I hope they made the right choice. Let’s hope it’s a smash hit!

  • Andrew Flynn

    It shoots next month and there hasn’t been a peep about what actors/actress are playing the grown up versions? Very odd in todays day and age.

    • Khy

      It’s not like it’s starting tomorrow. This is still some weeks away. Obviously casting news for the adults will be coming in. Though I’m sure they already have the names they want mostly locked down.

      • Andrew Flynn

        I still believe it is odd/uncommon for absolutely no leak or rumors of who the adult versions of the characters will be played by in todays day and age it is unheard of.

        • Khy

          …Did you not just read anything I’ve said?
          It would be odd/uncommon if they were filming NOW and we didn’t know.
          There’s still time for the cast to be officially announced.

          Not every thing leaks.

        • Meisha’s Taint

          I agree. I was thinking the same thing. They usually start with that info to get people psyched for the film. Some what worrisome in my opinion…..

  • Munchie

    Fart sounds!

  • REC03

    i really hope they can get a decent cast. some of my dream pics: Jessica Chastaine as Bev. Patrick Wilson as Bill, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike, Bill Hader as Richie.

    • Khy

      Jessica has a huge chance at the role of Bev considering she’s pretty close with this team. She starred in Mama after all. I’ll be quite surprised if she isn’t adult Bev.

      • REC03

        FINGERS CROSSED!

    • Meisha’s Taint

      I love me some Jessica Chastaine. Count me in

    • THGrimm

      Fantastic picks! I hope they get some good ones.

  • pablitonizer

    what if they decided to turn “IT” into Twilight/The hunger games’ type of saga and divide it in 3 parts ? Just wondering….

    • Bla Blah

      what if not

    • Meisha’s Taint

      That’s such a terrible idea I just assume you are working for Platinum Dunes or some other movie studio….

      • pablitonizer

        It’s not the only idea I heard… a release date change is likely to happen…

    • Zachary Paul

      I’m sure if they felt they could milk it for two more films, they certainly would. It will all boil down to the box office for part 1. I’m thinking that as long as it looks half way decent, New Line is sitting on a potential goldmine.

      • pablitonizer

        Exactly, I know Andi, the director, he’s argentinian like me…what I’m saying is not THAT INSANE…

  • The Dark One

    Wouldn’t it be confirmed that the second film would start filming or greenlighted? There is a possibility that they’re doing some reshoots but I hope not because I really want the second one out soon aswell.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    STOP SHOWING THAT PICTURE OF HIM IN A PIPE IT MAKES THIS MOVIE SEEM LIKE A COMEDY! THAT PHOTO SHOP IS JUST PLAIN AWFUL

  • whatsfilming

    Although a part 2 would be great, “It” is returning to Toronto for a couple of days of reshoots, not part 2.

    • Sky Commander

      Do you know the exact locations where they will be filming in Toronto?

  • Sky Commander

    Really hope the locations get posted would love to get my copy of the book signed by the cast if possible

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