LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New Line and Warner Bros. announced the date yesterday after revealing earlier this month Gary Dauberman was working on the script.
Andy Muschietti, who directed "It," is expected to return for the second installment. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.
Stephen King's 1986 novel focuses on a group of friends in a fictional Maine community that battles the small town's demon as kids, and then again as adults. The blockbuster movie, which opened globally 8 September centres on the children, while the upcoming film will follow them into adulthood.
Since its debut earlier this month, "It" has shattered numerous records, earning $266.1 million in the US domestically to date and $478.1 million globally. The R-rated in the US pic has brought a surge in movie going after a dismal August.
Made for about $35 million US, "It" stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jackson Robert Scott.