With ‘IT’ have proved an enormous hit having made at time of writing over $247m worldwide on its $35m budget the second and concluding part where Pennywise will be taken down to Chinatown, or at least back in to the sewer where he belongs, the director Andy Muschietti has been talking about the sequel which should start shooting early next year.
The sequel will still feature the cast of kid actors introduced in the first film where flashbacks will be integral. Despite having a made a ton of cash already ”IT: Chapter Two” still does not have the official greenlight from New Line and Warners, even though writing and development of the film are nearing completion.
As for the Home release of the film which should be around the new year Muschietti has confirmed that there will be a director’s cut of the film which will be released at the same time as the standard theatrical edition and will run fifteen minutes longer than the theatrical release and will flesh out the scenes with the Losers Club including a pre-cliff jumping scene and a payoff to the Stan bar mitzvah setup. which he explains:
“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!”
Not news on a proposed release date for the sequel.