It: Chapter Two the sequel announced in the same year IT (Chapter One) was released in 2017, will be hitting cinemas between September 6th, 2019 (China) and September 08, 2019 (worldwide).
The main cast appears as grown-up versions of “The Losers” led by Jessica Chastain (Beverly), James McAvoy (Bill), Bill Hader (Richie), James Ransone (Eddie), Jay Ryan (Ben) and Isaiah Mustafa (Mike) with Bill Skarsgard now returning as the vengeful, trans-dimensional evil Pennywise.
As planned and announced in September 2017, New Line Cinema would release a sequel in September 2019, with Dauberman writing the script, and Muschietti still directing the film
The Losers Club whose members went their separate ways after driving away Pennywise 27 years earlier in Chapter One, are compelled to return to Derry, Maine. The ancient evil is back, not just to terrorize the town anew, but also to torment the grown-up personas of the kids who prematurely drove the menacing Clown figure back to hibernation.
Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the Loser member who chose to remain in Derry, is forced to call the others home now that kids have started disappearing again. Albeit still haunted by the harrowing experiences they encountered 27 years ago, they must put themselves back into Pennywise’s path in order to destroy the evil incarnate once and for all.
It Chapter Two to Run Two Hours and Forty-Five Minutes Under the Same Director and Screenwriter
As announced by New Line Cinema back in 2017, It Chapter One director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman, has renewed their team up in creating the sequel to the the Stephen King novel.
As the younger set of “Losers” are returning, the movie needed as much screen time as possible to tell untold parts that link Chapter One to Chapter Two. Director Muschietti makes it known that the movie will run for 2 hours and 45 minutes after shooting scenes that would have made a four-hour long engagement; making the sequel a half hour longer than the 2017 It film.
Andy Muschietti is optimistic that the extended runtime is not likely to dampen the enthusiasm of moviegoers, since long runtime seems to be the current norm. Nonetheless, the It director made sure that film will be fast-paced as some of the non-essential scenes have been taken out; but without sacrificing the essence and thrills that made this Stephen King horror story a hit movie in 2017.