IT Director’s Cut coming with 15 minutes of additional footage
As IT continues to break box office records in theaters, with a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, the film’s director Andy Muschietti tells Yahoo that a director’s cut of the film is in the works for the home media release. Muschietti detailed what some of the extra footage in the IT Director’s Cut would entail, saying:
“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), and it has a great resolution.”
Muschietti also revealed an extended version of the quarry scene that could appear in the director’s cut.
“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.”
The long-awaited Stephen King adaptation is set to dominate the box office once again this weekend and managed to bring in $7.2 million on Thursday, the largest Thursday ever for a horror movie and also the largest Thursday ever in September. The film’s domestic total is now $158.7 million.
IT stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).
A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.