The IT Crowd(ed)
Good news, fans of face makeup, movie murder, death, clowns, death, horror, clowns, sewers and creepy, creepy clowns!
Your boy is returning.
Screen Rant reports:
IT sequel plans are officially moving forward, with a 2019 release date likely. Now at this point, it’s true that nobody really expected an IT sequel to not happen. The writing on that front has pretty much been on the wall since the first IT movie trailer released earlier this year and set all-time viewership records, shortly thereafter. Current box office projections that IT could earn as much as $70 million during its U.S. opening weekend have only further sealed the deal. Still, it’s nice to know that Pennywise will indeed return.. According to IT director Andy Muschietti, the IT: Chapter Two script should be completed by January, with production likely to begin around March of 2018.
Now, THR reports that Gary Dauberman – credited as a co-writer on IT alongside the originally-attached director Cary Fukunaga and his writing partner Chase Palmer – has closed a deal to return as writer of Chapter 2, and that the sequel will likely hit theaters sometime in 2019. Muschietti fully intends to come back as director, although no contracts have been signed on that front just yet.
Not Clowning Around
Sequels are a notoriously trick business (and we do mean business). They rarely live up to the thrill of the original. On the other hand, horror lends itself well to sequels: often many, many (MANY) of them. SO this could work.
Either way, one thing’s for certain. . .
. . .damn, clowns are creepy.
Many admit to being spooked by clowns, posting confessions such as “clowns freak the hell out of me” and “I hate clowns, ever since I watched ‘It’ [the movie based on the Stephen King novel].”
“They just look evil to me!” says Sue Molitor, of Valley Park, Missouri, one of people who commented negatively about clowns.
By definition, an irrational fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia, with the prefix “coulro” coming from the ancient Greek word for “one who goes on stilts.” Symptoms of coulrophobia can include sweating, nausea, feelings of dread, fast heartbeat, crying or screaming, and anger at being placed in a situation where a clown is present.