Pet Sematary and It horror sequel filming in Canada

A sequel to horror movie It starts filming in Toronto from next week, while a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary is underway in Montreal.

A sequel to horror movie It starts filming in Toronto from next week, while a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary is underway in Montreal.

It: Chapter 2 follows on from last year’s horror smash It, which also filmed in Toronto, doubling the city for the north-east US state of Maine where many of Stephen King’s stories take place.

Pet Sematary and It horror sequel filming in Canada
It

The first film told the story of a group of youngsters who form a gang when they discover an evil spirit (pictured) killing local children while manifest as a sinister clown. International box office for the movie reached $700m from a budget of less than $50m.

Production on the sequel will extend through to the end of October in Toronto and will in fact adapt other parts of the original novel to follow the same characters as they find themselves having to take on the returned spirit years later as adults.

Following the huge success of the first It, a new movie adaptation of King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary is also underway in Montreal.

Toronto is one of North America’s main production hubs. The city is a base of operations for Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who shot The Shape of Water locally and is also involved with new movie Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark, which films in Toronto from late August.

Montreal is not as busy as a filming location but has still hosted several movies in the X-Men superhero franchise, as well as being home to Keanu Reeves’ John Wick action films.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Canada.

Image: Warner Bros.

Pet Sematary and It horror sequel filming in Canada
It

A sequel to horror movie It starts filming in Toronto from next week, while a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary is underway in Montreal.

It: Chapter 2 follows on from last year’s horror smash It, which also filmed in Toronto, doubling the city for the north-east US state of Maine where many of Stephen King’s stories take place.

The first film told the story of a group of youngsters who form a gang when they discover an evil spirit (pictured) killing local children while manifest as a sinister clown. International box office for the movie reached $700m from a budget of less than $50m.

Production on the sequel will extend through to the end of October in Toronto and will in fact adapt other parts of the original novel to follow the same characters as they find themselves having to take on the returned spirit years later as adults.

Following the huge success of the first It, a new movie adaptation of King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary is also underway in Montreal.

Toronto is one of North America’s main production hubs. The city is a base of operations for Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who shot The Shape of Water locally and is also involved with new movie Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark, which films in Toronto from late August.

Montreal is not as busy as a filming location but has still hosted several movies in the X-Men superhero franchise, as well as being home to Keanu Reeves’ John Wick action films.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Canada.

Image: Warner Bros.

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