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IT Will Get a Director’s Cut For Sure

IT Will Get a Director’s Cut For Sure

After the stunning box office success of the horror movie IT over the last few weekends, it should come as no surprise that Pennywise’s reboot will be a source of capital for the studio. The first such project is an extended director’s cut of the film to be released on digital platforms and DVD in the coming months.

Speaking to Yahoo yesterday morning, director/producer Andy Muschietti and his sister Barbara, who also produced the film, revealed there would be an extended version, with about an additional 15 minutes of footage. Andy does not yet know what will be in the additional scenes but he noted one particular scene he had had trouble cutting:

“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 “accidents” and child disappearances], and it has a great resolution. … Maybe it will be in the director’s cut!”

Muschietti also revealed that an extended quarry scene, where the Losers Club protagonists try to jump into water below a cliff, would likely make the new cut as well.

“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.”

While there is no official release date yet for the DVD, observers expect it to arrive in time for the year-end Holidays.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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