Stephen King’s IT will get a director’s cut with 15 extra minutes

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

I was just talking to my buddy the other day, lamenting the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any extended cuts or director’s cuts of flick made for Blu-ray anymore. Nowadays it seems to be what you see (in theaters) is what you get.

But that may all change soon as evidently there is a director’s cut of STEPHEN KING’S IT in the works!

Andy and Barbara Muschietti dropped the news to Yahoo! yesterday saying that they had assembled a longer cut of the film, but had to trim it down to reach the film’s current 2 hours, 15 minutes running time. Now, after the film’s juggernaut box-office, Warner Bros. has asked them to produce a new version for home video.

Andy Muschietti said there would “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans” in total, including a “very funny” extended version of The Losers Club at the quarry.

Andy Muschietti

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.

On top of that, it seems like poor Stanly “face-nom-nom’d” Uris had his bar mitzvah scene cut, but that too will (hopefully) make it into the director’s cut.

Andy Muschietti on Stan becoming a man:

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.

I don’t know about you but I’m all for more IT. Bring on a 4-hour cut and I will watch that shite twice a day for a month straight. But what do you think? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Warner Bros. hasn’t set a release date for the Blu-ray, but it’s expected to hit before Christmas.

Source: Yahoo!

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