IT is currently playing in theaters with a runtime of about 2 hours and 15 minutes, but with its source material containing over 1,000 pages, director Andy Muschietti had a lot of Stephen King's material of the Losers' Club as kids to adapt, and not everything he filmed made it onto the big screen. Losers' Club completists should not despair, however, as Andy and his producing partner and sister, Barbara, have confirmed that an IT director's cut will be made.

In a Facebook Live session with Yahoo Movies, Barbara revealed that she and her brother Andy were told this morning that they will be moving forward with a director's cut. According to Andy, there will “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans," which would presumably be included on the home media release of IT that is expected (but not officially announced) to come out later this year.

Andy went on to reveal that the extra footage would feature a longer take of the Losers' Club in the minutes before they jump into the quarry, including Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) doing something "completely bonkers." Fans of Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff) will also be pleased to know that a bar mitzvah scene featuring the key character may also be included in the director's cut, with Andy telling Yahoo Movies the following:

“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"

The Muschiettis also mentioned that they are currently "outlining the story" for the IT sequel (currently referred to as IT: Chapter Two) which Gary Dauberman (one of the screenwriters on the first film) was recently hired to write for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Andy, who will direct the pilot episode of the new Locke & Key series for Hulu, has not officially been hired to direct the IT sequel at this time.

While the second film will feature adult versions of the Losers' Club members 27 years after the 1989-set events of the first film, the Muschiettis hope to include new flashback scenes of the young actors from IT.

IT is now in theaters and broke box office records with a $123 million opening weekend. To catch up on our previous coverage of the new IT movie, including our interviews and review, visit here. And let us know what you would like to see in a director's cut of IT in the comments below.

Source: Yahoo Movies
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