The ‘It’ sequel is going to explore the novel’s more “transdimensional” elements. Whatever that means, dude

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I don’t know much about It. Never read it. Never seen the original movie. I *do* know that the novel’s latest adaptation is intended to take place across two movies. The second of which will apparently take on a more “transdimensional” quality. This news probably means something to you King fanatics and fans of the original adaptation. But to me? I ain’t got a fucking clue.


It may seem silly to talk about a movie’s sequel before the first one is even in theaters, but Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of It demands the conversation. Stephen King‘s massive novel was divided in half for the film adaptation and the scenes that take place 30 years after the “Losers’ Club” battle Pennywise the Clown (and its various other guises) were excised. But they weren’t forgotten. Even when we visited the set, the filmmakers were already talking about their plans for the sequel.

And with It finally hitting theaters on Friday, Muschietti is saying even more. Specifically, that some of the book’s deranged, cosmic weirdness could take center stage in the follow-up.

The early buzz suggests that It is a very good movie, but also that it strips down some of the novel’s more outrageous and bizarre elements (some of which won’t be missed, to be completely honest). However, speaking with Yahoo Movies, Muschietti revealed that some of the wilder and “transdimensional” elements could surface in a sequel:

I really wanted to focus on the emotional journey of the group of kids. Getting in to that other dimension — the other side — was something that we could introduce in the second part. In the book the perspective of the writing… is always with the Losers, so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in absurdity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what’s on the other side.

Muschietti’s answer could be coming from an honest place (he made it clear in our interview that he prefers the kid portion of the book to the adult storyline), but it could also be read as “the studio wouldn’t let us get too weird with this one.”