While it’s been a super slow year at the movies, this past week’s release of the IT movie has started to turn things around as not only is the movie the #1 film at the office, but a sequel is in the works, and now it’s learned the IT movie will have a director’s cut featuring additional footage.
Director Andy Muschietti fills in Yahoo that the home video release of IT will have an elongated director’s cut featuring 15 minutes of additional footage.
While participating in a Facebook Live event, Andy Muschietti was asked if there were any scenes that were difficulty for him to trim, which saw word of the IT director’s cut.
“There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry [for the town’s history of deadly “accidents” and child disappearances], and it has a great resolution. … Maybe it will be in the director’s cut!”
IT producer Barbara Muschietti added: “Right, we are going to do a director’s cut. We were told this morning.”
Andy Muschietti then said there would “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans” including a “very funny” extended version of the quarry scene.
“After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers,” Andy Muschietti said.
It’s noted the digital and Blu-Ray release of IT is expected by the end of the year in time for the holidays.
IT currently has a $217.808 million worldwide gross at the box office, with over $151.8 million coming from the U.S.