It’s been unveiled that IT: Chapter 2 will begin filming this July in the heart of Canada’s film locations, Toronto. With many anxious of a second venture to the world of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, we are finally in for a treat as production comes closer to starting.
Producer Roy Lee confirmed in an email to IndieWire the status of the script and shoot locations:
The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of shooting then.
Original director Andy Muschietti will be continuing to lead the project with Gary Dauberman, one of three screenplay writers of the first film, working on the script.
Today revealed that Bill Hader and James McAvoy were in talks for the movie. We’re all well aware any flashbacks will involve the child actors to reprise (as Muschietti himself has teased with the production photo), and there is a certainty of Bill Skarsgård returning as Pennywise. Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in talks to play the adult Beverly, but that’s just talks.
Skarsgård himself mentions what he would like to see in the upcoming film:
“The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids,” he said. “And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. … I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?”
IT: Chapter 2 is slated to be released September 6th, 2019.
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