After snagging the record for having the biggest opening weekend at the box office and raking in more than $123 million, the sequel for Stephen King's 'It' movie is now a certainty. According to the latest reports, the follow-up film is apparently already in the works and the studios are now preparing a brand new set of Actors And Actresses to plays the Original Cast's adult counterparts.

A different approach

Recently released film director Andy Muschietti mixed in a lot of his own flavor into the overall storyline of the source material and this will likely still be the case with the upcoming sequel. Additional twists and turns will likely make the follow-up film stand out on its own while still being loyal to some of the elements from the novel and the mini-series.

Possible premiere date

At the moment, there isn't really a set date for when the sequel would premiere, but reports are predicting that it could hit theaters sometime within 2019. The need to immediately release the sequel is reportedly due to the fact that there needs to be a lot of fresh flashback scenes that will involve the movie's original kid actors. If too much time passes by, having the kids grow up too fast wouldn't be conducive to the storyline.

Sequel details (Spoilers)

Seeing as the movie was set in the 1980's, instead of the 1950's like the novel, the upcoming sequel will reportedly be taking place somewhere between 2016 and 2017. This prediction is also based on the fact that Pennywise returns to the town every 27 years. Those who have read the books would also know that there will be some members of the club that will die once they return to fight off Pennywise.

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The order in which they eventually die was also referenced during their blood pact.

Bill Skarsgård, the actor who plays Pennywise, also teased fans in a recent interview that the upcoming sequel will be different in that it will now explore the "metaphysical" and the "transdimensional" nature of his character. Pennywise is described in the novel as an eternal entity that originated from a dimension called the Macroverse along with its natural enemy Maturin. The dancing clown is endowed with different powers including the ability to shapeshift, manipulate, and go unnoticed by adults. Muschietti's "It" movie was mostly grounded in reality, but it might be possible that the sequel will delve much more into the novel's backstory and deeper world.