IT 2 gets 2019 release date

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 September 2017
IT poster

IT poster

The anticipated sequel to the hit horror movie 'IT' has been given a September 2019 release date

The sequel to 'IT' will be released in 2019.

The hit re-imagining of the Stephen King 1986 novel follows a group of youngsters who are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against terrifying clown Pennywise.

A sequel has already been announced looking at the adult's perspective as the surviving kids mature into adulthood and are forced to revisit their horrors as one by one they encounter Pennywise again and has now been slated for a September 2019 release.

Although no casting has been announced for the adult sequel, 14-year-old Jaeden Lieberher - who stars as Bill the leader of The Loser's Club - already knows who he would like to play his older character.

Speaking to Variety, Lieberher said: "I think Ewan McGregor would be interesting. I don't want to offend him or anything, but he might be too old. I love Ewan McGregor, and I think he's a great actor. I think he could play Bill very well."

Recently, filmmaker Andres Muschietti revealed he wants Jessica Chastain to play an older Beverly in the 'IT' sequel.

The 44-year-old filmmaker said: "Jessi is an amazing actress and a very good friend and I would love her to play Beverly.

"She loves the movie and it feels like the planets are aligned in that sense, but we still have to make that happen.

"There are a lot of ideas for the rest of the cast that I'm playing with, but it's a bit too premature to say those names right now."

'IT' - which stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise - is the highest grossing R-rated film of all-time beating the likes of 'Deadpool' and 'Logan'.

It Chapter Two

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Muschietti
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader
  • UK release: 6 September 2019

Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the town experiences a series of attacks, causing the Losers to reunite. Darker-toned than the first one, it has an impactful story about friendship and buried secrets and if the repetitive CGI lose their impact, there are still surprises in store.

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