Though it hasn’t been advertised as such, “It” is meant to be the first of two movies exploring the effect that Pennywise the Clown has on a small group of friends in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. The one being released next week takes place when they’re children and, per the Stephen King novel, the next will take place three decades later. The sequel/follow-up hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but director Andrés Muschietti may have just let slip that it is indeed happening.
“No, ‘It 2’ è la mia priorità,” the helmer said during an interview with the Italian publication Bad Taste when asked whether his next project will be something called “Robotech.” “Dirigerò ‘Robotech,’ in caso, dopo” — or, in English, “No, ‘It 2’ is my priority. I would direct ‘Robotech’ after in that case.”
“It” was previously adapted as a two-part, three-hour miniseries, and the novel is more than 1,000 pages long — which is to say, a second installment wouldn’t be as egregious as it might sound. The first (and, so far, only confirmed) part arrives in theaters on September 8.