Following its recent box-office success, the movie adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel titled, “IT,” is preparing for its sequel. According to reports, the sequel is scheduled to be released post-Labor Day on Sept. 6, 2019.

The movie that depicts the story of the supernatural child-eating villain known as Pennywise is currently the “highest grossing horror film of all time,” even surpassing the film, “The Exorcist.” At the U.S. box office, “It” earned $266 million, while it grossed $478 million globally in the span of three weeks after it was released.

Upcoming sequel

The sequel to the film franchise was not formally announced during its theatrical release on Sept. 8. However, it was already revealed that that the movie adaptation of King’s novel will be divided into two parts.

According to Rolling Stone, the film’s first installment concentrated on the childhood days of the main characters. The sequel, on the other hand, will feature the members of the “Losers’ Club” as adults and will follow their journey as they try to destroy the child-killing clown, Pennywise.

The “It” sequel’s plot will take place 27 years after the events in its first installment. As per the film’s director Andy Muschietti, the “dialogue between timelines will be more present,” Entertainment Weekly reported.

Cast and directors

The second installment is also expected to feature some flashbacks to allow the young actors to reprise their roles, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

But as for the casting for the older counterparts of the main characters, details have not yet been revealed.

The only actor that is expected to come back in the sequel is Bill Skarsgård, who is reprising his role as Pennywise. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman is also enlisted back to work on the second installment.

Even though it’s still unconfirmed, Muschietti is also reportedly returning to helm the sequel.

Meanwhile, the first installment features Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer and Chosen Jacobs as the members of the unpopular kids’ group, Losers’ Club.

Creeper movie

In other related news, another classic horror movie franchise titled, “Jeepers Creepers 3,” will have its limited theatrical release today, Sept. 26th. But prior to its premiere, Myriad Pictures and American Zoetrope released three “terrifying” videos in the hope to lure a massive audience despite the child molestation controversy involving film creator and director Victor Salva.

The scandal has affected the highly anticipated sequel called, “Ravenous,” especially in terms of its theatrical release.

Due to the recent public outcry and boycott or protest threats, the film is having a one-night-only screening at TLC Theater in Los Angeles, as per We Got This Covered.

The publication, however, hinted that the sequel might get a final rollout scheduled on Oct. 4 in selected theaters. Following its premiere in cinemas, a VOD release has also been planned.

For the cast, Jonathan Breck reprises his role as the winged mythical cornfield creature known as the Creeper. Other cast members include Gina Philips (Trish Jenner), Brandon Smith (Sergeant Davis Tubbs), Gabrielle Haugh (Addison Brandon), Stan Shaw (Sheriff Dan Tashtego), Joyce Giraud (Deputy Dana Lang), Jordan Salloum (Kenny Brandon), Christine Ko (Kiya Wong), Tamsin Sparks (Terra Bowers) and Ryan Moore (Kirk Mathers).