IT Chapter Two Writer Thinks There Are More Stories To Tell In The Pennywise Universe

Pennywise in Chapter Two

The horror genre has been in a serious renaissance for the past few years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Plenty of unique horror flicks have arrived in theaters, resulting in critical and box office success. Chief among them is Andy Muschietti's pair of IT movies, which both made a ton of money during their theatrical run. Given the success of both the first movie and IT Chapter Two, fans have been wondering if Pennywise might return in a spinoff. And writer Gary Dauberman thinks there's definitely more story to tell.

Gary Dauberman wrote the screenplay for both IT and IT Chapter Two, so he's gotten to know the character of Pennywise very well over the past few years. Whenever movies make money, there seems to be the possibility of more sequels-- especially within the horror genre. Dauberman recently spoke this possibility regarding the IT franchise, saying:

I do think it's possible. Anything in the Stephen King Universe interests me but there's only so much of the story we could tell in the two movies. There are definitely elements of the novel you could expand on and make its own movie. It's just a question of whether or not people want to see it but I do think It was on this planet for a very, very, very long time and that's a lot of bloodshed and a lot of stories to tell and I think you could do that for sure.

Well, that's certainly intriguing. It looks like the writer of the IT franchise thinks there are plenty of stories to mine from, considering Pennywise's long history eating children. But it's just a matter of the studio and audience getting behind another movie hitting theaters.

Gary Dauberman's comments to Comic Book Movie are sure to excite the hardcore horror fans out there who can't get enough of Bill Skarsgård's dancing clown. The 29 year-old actor had big shoes to fill when he took the role first made famous by Tim Curry. But Skarsgård brought a new type of terror to Pennywise, with countless jump scared and disturbing sequences as he stalked the Losers' Club.

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While Andy Muschietti's IT movies focused on the Losers' Club in their childhood and adults, Pennywise had been hunting down children in Derry for hundreds of years. As such, there are countless stories that could be adapted for the big screen, showing how the demonic clown manipulated and terrified the townspeople in days pas. Because while Bill, Bev, and their friends might have finally slayed the monster in IT Chapter Two, he had a long tenure eating children.

The writer of the IT franchise may have ideas for future movies, it's unclear if Warner Bros, Andy Muschietti, and/or Bill Skarsgård are interested. Only time will tell, but horror fans would likely be delighted.

IT Chapter Two will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on December 10. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look ahead toward the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.