Director Andy Muschietti's It has been an indisputably monstrous hit at the box office. But when it arrives on video, fans will be in for even more of a clownish treat; an elongated director's cut is slated to be included with the home release at year's end.
Muschietti and his producer/sister, Barbara Muschietti, stated in a Facebook Live session that Warner Bros. asked the pair to produce the new version of the film. The director said there will "probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans," including a "very funny" extended version of the quarry scene, where the group of young heroes who call themselves The Losers Club try to muster courage to jump off a cliff into the water below.
Asked about other cut scenes' content, he added, "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... Maybe it will be in the director's cut!"
The filmmaker also revealed he had assembled longer cuts during the production process before ultimately cutting down to 2 hours, 15 minutes for the movie's theatrical release. Warner Bros. is yet to announce a specific release date for It's DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download, but it is expected to arrive around Christmas.
In theaters now, It is a production of New Line Cinema directed by Andrés Muschietti and starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer and Chosen Jacobs.
Via Yahoo Movies