When it comes to the biggest horror hit of 2017, there is no contest as to the winner: IT. Director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel was a hit with both critics and audiences, hauling in nearly $700 million worldwide.
The sequel – tentatively titled IT: Chapter 2 – is set to arrive in September 2019, almost two years to the day of the first film’s premiere. With the story of the child Losers’ Club’s battle with Pennywise out of the way, the sequel will reunite the friends as adults, with Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain already expressing an interest in playing Bev.
For those who can’t wait to see IT again, Warner Bros. has assigned the film a January 9th, 2018 release date for DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K formats. If you don’t care about physical media, the digital download of IT will become available for purchase on December 19th, a few weeks before the disc streets.
Unfortunately, those expecting a feature-packed special edition release of such a big hit are likely to be let down by the small list of extras set to appear on WB’s Blu-Ray. To be fair, it’s not yet known how long each extra runs, so the amount of content could still be substantial overall.
Sadly, the biggest disappointment has to be the absence of the director’s cut of IT that Muschietti promised to fans shortly after his film became a phenomenon. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’ll never get to see that cut. If anything, the studio may well be planning a double dip release to coincide with the sequel’s debut in theaters.
The full list of features is below, followed by two cover designs. The first design is the normal Blu-Ray cover, and the second is the front art of Best Buy’s exclusive steelbook edition.
- Pennywise Lives! – Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
- The Losers’ Club – Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of “IT” as they bond together during the production,
- Author of Fear – Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise
- Deleted Scenes – Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film