The adaptation of Stephen King’s It has been the smash hit of the fall so far. The movie made $125 million on its opening weekend and has raked in almost $500 million in worldwide box office receipts so far. It’s even topped The Exorcist as the most successful horror movie of all-time in just a few weeks with no real signs of slowing down any time soon.
Hollywood is no stranger to milking intellectual property for all it’s worth, and rumors of a sequel to It were flying around well before the movie was released. Now, Deadline has confirmed that a follow-up to the film will come out on September 6, 2019, which gives you a couple of years to get ready for the scares that are sure to come.
If you’ve read the novel, you know that it alternates between telling the story of the characters as children and adults, so it’s safe to assume the sequel will document the later timeline. Andy Muschietti will be returning as the director, so it might be a while until we get to see the adaptation of Pet Semetary he’s expressed interest in helming.
I’m just hoping It has finally kicked off an era of Stephen King film adaptations that don’t suck.