When you can take a $35 million budget and turn it into a $700 million global phenomena, people stand up and take notice, even if you have only a pair of movies under your belt. Case in point: Andres Muschietti, whose freshman film Mama was a modest horror hit, but whose follow-up film IT broke box office records and became the highest-grossing Stephen King adaptation of all time. Suddenly, “Andy” found himself to be a highly sought-after director.
With success comes opportunities and Muschietti is parlaying his success into a couple of potential new franchises. Just days ago, it was reported that Muschietti had signed on to direct a live-action adaption of Attack on Titan for Warner Bros., a hugely popular Japanese manga (comic book) series that has been adapted into a popular anime series and as a two-part feature adaptation by director Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla).
Next up for Muschietti is IT: Chapter Two, which just wrapped production on (fittingly) October 31st. The sequel is slated for release on September 6, 2019.