Only one R-rated movie, Deadpool, has even had a better weekend in America. The highly anticipated horror film adapted from the popular Stephen King novel shattered records and brought in $117 million during its opening weekend. "It is something that is, like, on the very verge of something that is, like, nearly unacceptable", said Andy Muschietti. And now Entertainment Weekly has dug up new details on what we suppose is a sequel, but is probably more accurately described as a continuation. You really do fall in love with them, a huge plus in horror movies. "The hope is we'll find the best way soon, because it's also important for Andy to get flashbacks with the kids, who are growing very fast", his sister and producing partner Barbara says.
Unlike the book and 1990 mini-series, the new film focussed exclusively on the story of the kids in the '80s without showing anything of the adults they later become - but the sequel will change that. "On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present", he said.
It and story of Pennywise the clown have been around for awhile. Skarsgård's role was one that could easily have gone wrong due to overacting or coming off as comical, but he found the right measure of fearsomeness to make the character of Pennywise a truly unsettling on-screen figure.
Speaking to MTV, director Andy Muschietti said that, should he be chosen to helm the sequel, the film would be much darker than the first. "It" takes a different approach and shows each character witnessing a small moment of terror, which are built into the climax.