A few days ago, we heard rumors that IT: Chapter Two would begin filming in May. The thing about rumors is they don’t always turn out to be true. Today, however, we’re getting some official news; while things won’t be ramping up quite as soon as we hoped, the production is still on track to begin filming this Summer.
Word came down this morning on IndieWire:
The sequel to “It,” the highest-grossing Stephen King adaptation to date, will begin filming in July. “The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of shooting then,” confirmed producer Roy Lee. Director Andrés Muschietti will return to extend the first installment into a franchise. One of the original screenplay’s three writers, Gary Dauberman, is at work on the script.
The second half of King’s 1986 novel follows a 27-year time jump. This February, sources told Variety that two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain was in negotiations to play adult Beverly Marsh, the sole female in the soon-to-be series’ central “Losers Club.”
IT: Chapter Two will wrap principal filming on October 20th with a release date already set for September 6th, 2019. Check out the trailer and synopsis for 2017’s IT below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.