The famous Stephen King novel IT is a tome with over 1100 pages. Thus, it is nearly impossible to reproduce the entire story in a single feature film. The Andy Muschietti movie earlier this year brought to screen only one part of this story, but, it still needed scenes to be cut short or deleted entirely.
Bloody Disgusting contacted the director to find out about the possibility of a Director’s Cut of the film getting released, and he confirmed,”Yes, but in a few months.”
The novel told the story of a bunch of kids in Derry, Maine find out about a supernatural being stalking the town and affecting the children at time intervals of 27 years. After battling the creature, they feel that they have destroyed the danger, but, it comes back after 27 years to take revenge once and forever.
The 2017 movie was based exclusively on the young characters, with an uncertain plan about a sequel which would feature the characters’ trip into adulthood. The movie’s sequel wasn’t announced before the movie became a huge success at the box office.
The film’s Blu-ray release is supposed to include most of the deleted scenes, but, according to Muschietti’s response, we might also get a version where those scenes are again left behind on the editing table.
“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,” the director told Yahoo! Movies about the scenes which he didn’t want to delete.”It’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry [the town in which the story unfolds], and it has a great resolution. … Maybe it will be in the director’s cut!”
At that time, the producer Barbara Muschietti had acknowledged “We are going to do a director’s cut. We were told this morning.”
Andy highlighted that there would be “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans” before talking about another scene that will be revealed in the director’s cut.
“After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny,” Muschietti said. “Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.”
The Blu-ray of IT will release on January 9, 2018. The sequel to IT will release on September 6, 2019