The horror film which has become the highest grossing horror film of all-time, IT, which of course will be getting a sequel, has been given a September 2019 release date! New Line Cinema announced today the sequel will bow in the same time frame that the first film did so well in, September 6, 2019. Keep reading on for more details.
Andy Muschietti directs the second half of Stephen King’s novel which focuses on the Loser’s Club, 27 years later, when they’ve grown up and away. But then a devastating phone call brings them back.
The latest news puts the Warner Bros./New Line sequel in a game of chicken with Blumhouse’s untitled horror film which moved on to that date last week. We hear that the Blumhouse title moving forward on that Friday isn’t the Akiva Goldsman-directed reboot of Stephen King’s Firestarter, rather an original horror pic from the genre label.
It has been an unprecedented success at the September box office in ways that no one ever imagined. Among some of the records that It owns: largest opening for a horror film stateside, biggest opening for an R-rated film, largest opening for a pic based on a book, best preview night for a horror film ($13.5M), best IMAX opening for September and horror pic, and best opening for a New Line release. Worldwide It is nearing close to a half billion, and at the domestic B.O., it’s already the largest horror film ever with $266.1M, beating The Exorcist late last week.
Folks, this is a great time to be a horror fan and the success of IT will open the doors for so much more in the very near future, so hold on and enjoy the ride!