It Chapter Two is a 2019 American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film It, both based on the 1986 novel It by Stephen King. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events depicted in the first film, it stars Bill Skarsgård, returning as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean portray the adult versions of the Losers Club, while Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff reprise their roles as the younger Losers.
Talks for an It sequel began in February 2016. By September 2017, New Line Cinema announced the sequel would be released in September 2019, with Dauberman writing the script and Muschietti expected to direct. Principal photography began in June 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 was produced by New Line Cinema and Vertigo Entertainment.
The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT”, which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It: Chapter 2 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. It Chapter Two premiered at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on August 26, 2019, and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 6, 2019.