With the first in the two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1986 novel It currently in post-production ahead of a September release, we’ve learned that filming is very close to starting on part 2.
According to a report by MyEntertainmentWorld, the second half of It will begin filming in Toronto, Ontario, on March 17th. The story will take place 28 years after the first film, with the reunited ‘Losers’ Club’ returning to their home town to finish off the evil Pennywise once and for all, as detailed in the synopsis published on the site, which reads:
“A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Massachusetts, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers’ Club vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear.”
The first film – set for release on September 8th – stars Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard (pictured right) as the young friends who do battle with Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgård. Nicholas Hamilton plays bully Henry Bowers, with Owen Teague as his emotionally damaged partner in crime, Patrick Hockstetter.
Andy Muschietti (Mama) directs the film for which, it must be said, hopes are pretty high.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)