It’s still not safe to go near the sewers, people. Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema just announced that the sequel to the recent It movie, It: Chapter 2, will premiere September 6, 2019.
Whether you’re a scary-movie fanatic or just have a crush on Bill Skarsgård (we’re the latter), you’ve probably heard of (or maybe, if you’re brave enough, even seen) the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It. The movie is the highest-grossing horror film of all time in the U.S. (not adjusting for inflation) and made a whopping $404 million at the box office, so we’re definitely not surprised that the terrifying homicidal clown fun doesn’t stop there.
The sequel will follow the beloved Losers’ Club as adults who are ready to defeat the murderous Pennywise clown once and for all. Gary Dauberman, who cowrote the screenplay for the most recent It adaptation, has signed on again for the second film, and Andy Muschietti may return to direct the second installment as well, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two years? Just enough time to get over our fear of creepy clowns in prep for the next wave of movie-theater-induced dread. Who are we kidding? Clowns will always be terrifying.