Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit horror-thriller “IT Chapter 2” releases on digital on November 19th, followed by the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release on December 10th. Andy Muschietti returned to the franchise to direct the sequel, which dominated the charts this past fall.
The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to “IT,” which grossed more than $700M worldwide. The sequel stars James McAvoy, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean. The movie also features the original Losers Club, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Bill Skarsgård also returned to the franchise to play Pennywise.
The sequel hit theaters on September 4th, and made over $91M over its opening weekend. The movie went on to make over $209M domestically and over $450.5M worldwide. The sequel didn’t top the original, which opened in September 2017 with a $123.4M debut. The first installment made $327.4M domestically and over $700.4M worldwide.
Muschietti directed “IT Chapter Two” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, and the movie is based on the novel “IT” by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee produced the film, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dauberman, Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg serving as the executive producers.
The next movie adaptation in the King world is “Doctor Sleep,” which is a continuation of “The Shining.” The story follows an older Danny Torrence, who is now living a quiet life after the events of the Overlook Hotel. In the story, Danny works in a hospice center and uses his special powers to help patients die peacefully. Danny meets others that share his powers, but they are being used for terrible purposes. Mike Flanagan directed the movie for Warner Bros. Pictures, and the film stars Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, and Ewan McGregor.
Other King adaptations include the new “Creepshow” series that launched on AMC in September, and Netflix’s “In the Tall Grass”which premiered earlier this month. CBS All Access is wrapping up casting on “The Stand” adaptation, and that limited-series is about to start production. Don’t forget to catch Season 2 of “Castle Rock” on Hulu, which incorporates characters from multiple Stephen King works. HBO is also working on an adaptation of “The Outsider” for subscribers.
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