If you loved It, look forward to the DVD/Blu-ray release because the director’s cut will feature a full 15 minutes of extra footage.
Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, It is undoubtedly one of the biggest (and most surprising) hit summer movies, mixing horror elements in the form of the terrifying clown Pennywise with the nostalgic, moving story of the Losers Club kids. It is at turns scary, funny, heartfelt and dramatic, and has absolutely smashed the box office in its first weekend.
If you were one of the many who enjoyed It, you’ll be excited to learn that director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti revealed in a Facebook Live stream (via Comic Book Resource) that they are producing an extended director’s cut version of the box office hit for the home release.
There will “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans,” they said, adding that one additional bit of footage will be a fun, extended version of the quarry scene. It sounds like the extended cut will feature more of the Losers Club kids, maybe developing their relationships a little further — and you can never have enough of that, because those kids are amazing.
The extended director’s cut may look somewhat like one of the earlier cuts of the film that the Muschiettis put together; ultimately, Warner Bros. wanted the film trimmed down to two hours and 15 minutes, and there’s lots of good material left on the cutting room floor.
It is in theaters now. Read our movie review here!