We’re just barely a month away from the horror event of 2019, that of course being the Stephen King-based IT: Chapter Two. The first IT film surpassed expectations back in 2017, earning raves from critics, and racking up enormous box office profits.

Now, $700 million later, IT: Chapter Two prepares to frighten the world once again, as viewers head back to the peculiar small town of Derry, Maine, and get reacquainted with the titular monster that loves to take the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard has teased that after his defeat at the end of the first movie by the Losers’ Club, he’s dead set on revenge. In a good sign, apparently Stephen King was so impressed with the sequel script that he got directly involved.

Stephen King's IT

As reported by Syfy, but originally published in Total Film magazine, after reading the script, an excited King offered a few notes, including an idea for a new scene he insisted be put in. Naturally, Muschietti obliged, because if anyone knows IT, it’s King.

Of course, we’ll have to wait for September 6th to find out what IT: Chapter Two has in store, but King rarely gets involved in adaptations, outside of cameos, so this is encouraging. He also recently penned a new ending for The Stand limited series.

Stephen King's The Stand