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Development: IT: Chapter Two wraps; 'Dear David' horror film and Amazon sci-fi project reportedly sold

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Nov 1, 2018

One genre project may be heading toward completion, but two more have cropped up to take its place. And now you can learn all about them in today’s development roundup. First off, we’re one step closer to ridding Derry of evil once and for all. It: Chapter Two has wrapped filming and Pennywise is regaining his strength slowly but surely.

We have word from the film’s producer, Barbara Muschietti, that filming has wrapped for the Stephen King adaptation’s follow-up from director Andy Muschietti.

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“IT’s a wrap on Chapter Two. Movie family, thank you for the support, love, encouragement, coffee," Muschietti writes, “In front and behind the camera, we all pushed through. Dreams do come true. Thank you.”

Though the film will focus mostly on the grown up Losers' Club, the youngsters we got to know in Chapter 1 will also appear. Finn Wolfhard, who plays Richie Tozier, commemorated the wrap as well. 

As the film heads into post (and Muschietti likely begins doing development work on the Attack on Titan film), King fans will have plenty to tide them over... until they have to summon their courage to jump ahead in time to end evil on Sept. 6 of next year.


 

Now for the films and TV shows picking up the mantle. First off is Dear David, a horror film that’s been the subject of a bidding war for the past few months, as Collider reports. It’s found a home at Freddy’s house, New Line, which beat out Paramount Players.

The story will be a ghost story focused on the haunting that writer Adam Ellis said he experienced (and then documented on Twitter and BuzzFeed) back in August of last year. While there were some legal hurdles with getting the ball rolling, nothing would stop a viral horror movie from getting made — those things always turn a profit, even if they don’t have a Slender Man lurking in the shadows or a James Wan pulling the strings. The film has reportedly hired screenwriter Mike Van Waes for the script.


 

The next piece of acquisition news is from Amazon Studios. Collider also reports that up-and-coming writer/directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell have sold a new sci-fi series to the streaming giant... right as their Pedro Pascal-starring film debut, Prospect, hits theaters. The imaginative and expansive film obviously impressed someone, because the pair are utilizing the same worldbuilding sci-fi to make the series, as it features “interplanetary exploits.” No word on when the untitled show will begin production.

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