It Chapter Two is an upcoming American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film It: Chapter One. Both films are based on the 1986 novel IT by Stephen King. The sequel film is an adaptation of the second half of the novel and is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. The film is set in 2016, 27 years after the events of the first film, and stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, along with James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean, who portray the adult versions of The Losers' Club, while Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff return from the first film as the younger Losers.

Talks for an It sequel began in February 2016, when Muschietti revealed the plan to get production underway. By September 2017, New Line Cinema announced that the sequel would be released in September 2019, with Dauberman writing the script, and Muschietti expected to direct the film. Filming began on June 19, 2018, at Pinewood Toronto Studios and on locations in and around Port Hope, Oshawa, and Toronto, Ontario, and wrapped on October 31, 2018. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released in North America on September 6, 2019.


Because every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It: Chapter Two brings the characters — who've long since gone their separate ways — back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.


The Losers' Club

Forms of It

Other characters

Maturin the Turtle will make an appearance in the film. Director Muschietti said the character will have a prominent role in the film.



On February 16, 2016, producer Roy Lee, in an interview with Collider, mentioned a second film, remarking, "[Dauberman] wrote the most recent draft working with [Muschietti], so it's being envisioned as two movies".[1] On July 19, 2017, Muschietti revealed that the plan is to get production underway for the sequel to It next spring, adding,[2][3] "We'll probably have a script for the second part in January [2018]. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 27 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."[4][5]

On July 21, 2017, Muschietti spoke of looking forward to having a dialogue in the second film that does not exist within the first, stating, "... it seems like we're going to do it. It's the second half, it's not a sequel. It's the second half and it's very connected to the first one."[6][7] Muschietti confirmed that two cut scenes from the first film will hopefully be included in the second, one of which being the fire at the Black Spot from the book.[8]


On September 25, 2017, New Line Cinema announced that the sequel would be released on September 6, 2019,[9] with Gary Dauberman[10] and Jeffrey Jurgensen[11] writing the script. Andy Muschietti was also expected to return to direct the sequel.[12]


Principal photography on the film began on June 19, 2018,[13] at Pinewood Toronto Studios and on locations in and around Port Hope,[14] Oshawa[15] and Toronto, Ontario, and wrapped on October 30, 2018.[16][17]


The visual effects were provided by Method Studios, Supervised by Josh Simmonds and Nicholas Brooks as the Production Supervisor with help from Atomic Arts, Cubica, Lola VFX, Make VFX, Rodeo FX and Soho VFX.[18]





  1. Exclusive: 'It' Movie Hopefully Shooting This Year; Will Be Rated-R
  2. 'IT' Director Andy Muschietti Says He's Coming Back for a Sequel
  3. Second IT Movie Adaptation Aims to Start Filming Next Year
  4. Stephen King's It sequel set to start filming next spring
  6. 'IT' Director Andy Muschietti on Reinventing Pennywise and Sequel Plans
  7. Why The IT Movie Left The Adult Storyline Out Of The First Film
  8. The 'IT' Movie Had to Cut Two Crazy Scenes to Stay On-Budget
  9. 'It' Sequel Sets September 2019 Release Date
  10. 'It' Movie Sequel Plans Move Forward at New Line
  11. Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Movie Gets October 2019 Release
  12. 'It' Sequel Moves Ahead With Screenwriter Gary Dauberman
  13. Production Begins on IT: Chapter 2! -
  14. Hanging out in Port Hope with Pennywise: Stargazing
  15. 'It Chapter Two' Expected To Shoot In Port Hope/Toronto Next Year - Omega Underground
  16. 'IT: Chapter 2' Enters Pre-Production and Will Shoot July–October - Omega Underground
  17. 'It Chapter Two' Expected To Shoot In Port Hope/Toronto Next Year - Omega Underground
  18. It Chapter Two - The Art of VFX
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