Last year's adaptation of Stephen King's IT became one of the biggest successes of the year, going on to earn more than $700 million worldwide. The follow-up film will be landing in theaters on September 6, 2019, with Omega Underground reporting that the film will begin shooting this summer.
In King's nearly 1,200-page novel, a group of children is tormented by an otherworldly threat lurking the town of Derry, Maine. The kids confront the threat, thinking they've solved all their problems, only for those problems to surface again 27 years later.
Both the novel and 1990 mini-series featured jumps in time, with fans discovering events in the past as the adult storyline would unravel. Director Andy Muschietti instead chose to focus solely on the kids with this first film, as audiences would grow far more attached to those friendships and care about their fate in the future.
One of the biggest questions about the upcoming sequel is which actors will portray the adult versions of these characters, with no official casting announcements having been made.