After the smash hit success of IT last year, there was no doubt that Andy Muschietti would be back to direct the promised second installment in the Stephen King adaptation, and Indiewire breaks the exciting news today that IT: Chapter 2 will begin filming in Toronto this coming July!
“The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of shooting then,” producer Roy Lee told the site.
Gary Dauberman, one of the writers on the first film, is working on the script.
As we recently learned, Jessica Chastain is in talks to play Beverly Marsh in the sequel, which will take place 27 years after the first film but with flashbacks to the ’80s. Bill Skarsgård is of course reprising the role of Pennywise.
The sequel will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.