Before it began production, those involved in the new two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” were always quite clear that it was a two-parter with the kids the focus of the first film and the adult versions of those characters the focus of the second.
Production on the first part ran from June to September last year, and there has been little talk of the second part filming from those involved beyond comments that it is on the way.
Now, a new listing on My Entertainment World (via BD) suggests that shooting on that second part is slated to begin March 17th under the secret title “Accordion”. The filming location is listed as Toronto where the first part was also shot.
The story is set in a small town in Maine, where seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a child-eating, sewer-dwelling monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor star as the kids in the first part with the trailer for it coming shortly ahead of the first film’s release on September 8th. The second part hasn’t scheduled a release date yet.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti are producing both films.