Following the blockbuster success of their recent Stephen King adaptation It, Warner Bros. & New Line have officially announced that Pennywise will return for Chapter Two on September 6, 2019.
It opened during the same weekend this past September and has
terrorized its way to a colossal $478.1 million worldwide ($266M
domestic, $212M foreign), easily becoming the highest-grossing horror
film of all-time (without adjusting for inflation).
Gary Daubermen, who penned the original, will return to write the
sequel. Director Andy Muschietti has yet to close a deal for his return,
so that may be something worth monitoring in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and
David Katzenberg are all expected to return as producers.
So, what do you guys think? Who do you want to play the older Losers Club? Sound off with your thoughts in the reblogs!
There’s a reason our villain was called the Watcher and not, say, the Melon Baller Eyeball Collector – as befits the majesty of his preferred stalking grounds, he was all about psychological terror. The name of his particular game was threatening letters. And although that could technically put him in a “disgruntled dude who lost the bidding war” or “guy who really hates neighbors” category, he pushed his way into horror movie territory with his … peculiar methods. Here are some choice quotes from his messages:
“The windows and doors allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house. Who I am? I am the Watcher.”
“Have they found out what is in the walls yet? In time they will.”
Or, in reference to the family’s children:
“I am pleased to know your names now, and the name of the young blood you have brought to me.”
Hahahahaha! That’s awesome … ly, uh, awful for the family, that is. The letters kept coming, and as they included apt “young blood” references and hints that the writer actually did keep uncomfortably close tabs on the house and its renovations, the family was too afraid to make the house their home. In fact, they never dared to properly move in.
What really makes this one for me is that as a horror movie, it’s clearly a sequel. Not only does the family heavily insinuate that the previous owners who sold the house to them were already all too aware of The Watcher, the Watcher himself started his campaign of terror (a mere three days after they bought the house in 2014) with a statement that his grandfather and father had watched the house before him, and it now fell on him to “wait for its second coming.”