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IT 2 Return to 1989

While there was a lot of expectations surrounding this summer among fans, movies thus have failed to live up to expectations. Despite that, the year is set to end on a high note as we eagerly wait for some of the most anticipated movies of the year. The fall movie season is officially kicking off with Stephen King’s IT and the studio has already started planning on the sequel’s storyline. In a recent interview, director Andy Muschiette has revealed the plan for the upcoming movie and said that the movie will explore cosmic dimension and return to 1989 during the course of the movie.

The latest news came during the director’s recent interview with Yahoo as he commented on the sequel. He revealed that although the movie will take place at the present day, the movie will go back in time to describe the originating story of the movie. Talking about the sequel’s plot, eh said, “I really wanted to focus on the emotional journey of the group of kids. Getting in to that other dimension, the other side, was something that we could introduce in the second part. In the book the perspective of the writing… is always with the Losers, so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in absurdity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what’s on the other side.”

“I also wanted to leave something for the second half, so I didn’t want to get in trouble with that, going into the macroverse or that transdimensional stuff, and keep it grounded, from the point of view of the kids. There’s another movie to expand into that. Also, there’s a physical truth that it’s a movie that has a budget. And I didn’t want to get into a depiction of a realm that f***s up our budget, the creation of a world that will basically suck up half of our budget, and would have to sacrifice a lot of things. So basically it’s a balancing act, but it’s also intricately connected with the content, which is staying true to the emotional aspect of the book.”

As of now, the shooting of the movie is set to begin in 2018 and given the attention the reboot has managed to attract thus far, it won’t be surprising if the sequel becomes another major box office hit following its release. The shooting for the IT 2 is set to start in the early 2018 meaning we will learn more about the movie’s production in the coming months.

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