It was previously reported that the second half of Andrés Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It would be filming this month, but unfortunately that does not seem to be the case.
During a discussion with Muschietti and Annabelle 2‘s David F. Sandberg, Muschietti was asked if the second half of It would actually be filming this month, but Muschietti quickly debunked that rumor, saying:
“No it’s not that. It’s just a complete misinterpretation of the facts. It’s not happening now.”
This isn’t terribly surprising considering that they are still in post-production on Part One, but it’s still disheartening. With that said, there are still a lot of rumblings that the plan is to announce the “adult cast” this spring and shoot the sequel this coming summer. However, all we know at this point is that the filmmakers are focused on making Part One the best film that it can be and that the first footage is absolutely incredible.
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.