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Second Half of ‘It’ Not Filming This Month, BUT…

It 2017 SXSW

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.


16 Comments
  • Munchie

    Lol.

  • Sky Commander

    Well bummer but, will there be reshoots or no?

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Yes. There’s a short week or so of additional photography taking place this month for the first film. Nothing major. Likely just pick-up shots and/or small additions. The usual thing that most studio films go through.

      • Sky Commander

        Do know the exact locations in Toronto where they’ll be filming?

  • J Jett

    why am i fully expecting part 1 to maybe not meet financial expectations thereby scrapping the planned part 2?

    • The Drucifer

      It’s quite possible.

    • Sykes

      If they still haven’t started shooting when Part 1 comes out, then I’ll get worried.

  • Andrew Flynn

    I figured the rumor of filming starting soon would turn out to be false. Hopeful casting choices leak soon if they have even been completed.

  • Simon Allen

    They won’t move on this until the figures are in for the first part ….and that’s worldwide figures .

  • Golic

    I’ve always felt the story was redundant after they take care of Pennywise when they were kids; the story could’ve ended there and I would’ve been totally ok with that.

    • Carlton Fisher

      It works as a good parallel structure–the idea that IT represents not just a monster in the sewers, but also the unfinished/unconfronted business of childhood that can haunt us as adults. The second half of the battle in the book also covers them grappling with their past selves and the ways in which not addressing the issues of childhood have impacted their adult lives. I think it works well in the book, especially with the intercutting of the two stories in the novel. It may feel more redundant when the two narratives stand on their own for the movies, but at the same time, it’s really the structure of many sequels–resolution of what was left unanswered in the first part. In this case, it will just be more by design than as a method of forcing a sequel to work.

  • Chip

    This is surprising. With the exception of Hellraiser, I don’t think I’ve seen a horror movie in a long time where they’re intentionally preparing for a part two before part one is already out. Even with higher budget action movies, unless it’s an IP with high prospects, they usually wait till part two to start thinking about another movie in quick succession.

    Although I’m grateful that this isn’t all going to be one big smooshed together mess of a single movie.

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    Regardless if the movie is a dud (hopefully not) it’s going to pull in enough money from horror fans. Ouija got a fucking sequel… This will get Part 2

    • Ted C

      Not just a sequel but a “fucking” sequel. Classy!

      • Shawn

        So classy, Ted! In fact, you’re a pretty classy, yourself.. you know.. pushing your political correctness onto strangers from various websites. I like how your last comment on your Disqus profile was almost the exact same as this one. You must really get a kick out of yourself, huh?

  • SP Irish

    Can’t wait for this

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