It is easy to forget that Pennywise is not only a film but a series of books and films.
But this year the Halloween movie franchise is set to have a new monster on the way.
It is the sequel to Pennywise: The Dancing Clown.
The film adaptation of the novel, which has been adapted to the screen by John Carpenter’s company, is set in a town near the city of Pittsburgh.
The town’s mayor is obsessed with a clown called Pennywise, who terrorises children and adults alike.
The sequel is set for release on November 30, 2019.
The book is set six years after the events of the original.
The first film was released in 1980, and the sequel follows the events in 2019.
So why the difference in the film?
The book was a success in its day, and Carpenter has said he was a fan of the book when he was younger.
“I read it all the time when I was a kid.
It was just something that came up in my head, and then I saw it and I thought, ‘This is good’,” he told New Scientist magazine in 2015.”
It was a horror book and it was so well-written that I thought that was the direction to go.”
He continued: “I’ve been reading it ever since.
It’s the story of this great character, and he was so funny and terrifying, and it really made you want to be a clown and scare people, and scare your neighbours.”
What’s in the sequel?
As with the original, the film adaptation will be a comedy, and there will be no supernatural elements in the sequels.
It is still unclear whether or not there will actually be a sequel.
“I don’t think I have a clear answer yet, but I think it will be very different,” Carpenter said at New Scientist.
There are no plans for a sequel in the works, and even if Carpenter were to do a sequel, it wouldn’t be set in the same world.
“We haven’t talked about that, and I don’t know if it’s something we’ll get to at this point,” Carpenter told New York magazine.
The original film was made for $60 million and starred James Woods and Tom Hiddleston.
It won three Oscars and went on to win seven Emmys.
It will be released on the US box office on November 1, 2019, and on Christmas Day on Christmas Eve.
This article first appeared on New Scientist and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.