The latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s IT has been a roaring bloody success. Not only is scary as all fuck, but Bill Skarsgård‘s portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown was pure insanity.

Given the movie only told half the story of the book, it’s pretty evident that a sequel is coming at some point, but now we have an actual release date. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have announced the film will be in theatres on September 6, 2019.

Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters on the recent film, has signed on to write the sequel. Director Andy Muschietti is also expected to return, along with producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

While the book’s perspective constantly flips between the protagonist’s childhood and adult lives, the latest film centres only around the former, with the sequel set to tell the story of their return to Derry as adults to face that prick of a clown once again.

There’ll be plenty of flashbacks to the cast as children, though, so expect some fresh content from the kids.

Released earlier this month, IT absolutely slayed at the box office, becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. If you wanna get all nerdy and do that, 1973’s The Exorcist still holds the title.

If you haven’t seen IT yet, I highly recommend you do. Just take a change of underwear.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Image: IT / New Line Cinema