Reports came in a couple of weeks back that, with Part 1 of Andy Muschietti’s epic adaptation of Stephen King’s It nearing the end of post-production, the second film was due to start filming on March 17th. It seems however, that this is not the case.
Muschietti was asked about Part 2’s imminent shoot during a recent interview, and was quick to refute the rumour, saying:
“No it’s not that. It’s just a complete misinterpretation of the facts. It’s not happening now.”
The director’s words don’t come as a huge surprise, given that we are still 6 months off Part 1’s release. Word has been spreading however, that the lead cast – portraying the ‘Losers’ Club’ as adults – will be announced this spring, ahead of a summer shoot.
Meanwhile, a SXSW audience was treated to the very first footage from the upcoming adaptation over the weekend. A teaser was screened together with a short scene from the film, and word is that the footage is very impressive, and very exciting. The appearance of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in fact, reportedly elicited screams from the assembled crowd.
Part 1 of It will be released in cinemas on September 8th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)