It director Andy Muschietti wants to shoot new scenes for potential supercut

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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A few weeks ago the director of the two IT movies, Andy Muschietti, expressed interest in doing a massive supercut of both chapters, seamlessly blending the clown terror into one horrifying, massive experience. Now with the second and final (maybe?) chapter in theaters he’s still very interested in moving forward with the project, and has now opened up a bit more about his plans, saying he wants to go back and shoot more footage so he can make his cut even longer than it already would be.


The director was speaking with ET while at the premiere of IT: CHAPTER TWO last weekend when the topic of the big cut came up. It was there he shared more details about his approach, which includes adding new material for the sake of making the long (looong) experience feel fresh.

"The studio probably doesn't know this…" he laughed. "No, we're in talks with the studio to make a supercut, which is basically the two movies edited together with all the material that is not in the released versions. And yeah, there are a couple of scenes that I want to shoot to make this a new experience."


Though he didn’t get into which scenes he would shoot, he did confirm there are two of them.”One thing is from the novel and the other thing is not," he said. "I want to be a little cryptic about it."

Grand total, between adding in deleted scenes and the new scenes he would shoot, the proposed supercut would run at well over six hours, according to Muschietti. That means there’s a ton of footage left to add in, as combining the 2 hours and 15-minute runtime of the first and the 2 hours and 45-minute runtime of the sequel only add up to about five hours.

The director also hinted the movie could be split up into several episodes – much like the HATEFUL EIGHT miniseries version on Netflix. “People now, they binge a series for 10 hours of viewing, so it wouldn't surprise me,” he said.

This year has been the one for studios expanding or re-releasing movies into theaters with extended versions. Recently, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME was expanded to more theaters with an additional seven minutes, while MIDSOMMAR got the director's cut treatment with a whopping 25 extra minutes. While these editions aren't exactly doubling the movies' box office revenue they do generate a good amount of publicity and interest. Such a…let's call it "impressive" version of IT would certainly get people interested if only to see if they can handle six straight hours of Pennywise. 

IT: CHAPTER TWO is in theaters now. 


Source: ET

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