Thought It Chapter Two would be the last you’d see of Pennywise the Dancing Clown? Well, think again, because the film’s director Andy Muschietti has got a few more sewers left to mine. Metaphorically, that is.
Following It Chapter Two‘s release earlier this month, Andy revealed his plans for a six-hour super-cut made up of footage from both the recent sequel and its record-breaking predecessor.
Speaking to ET about his ambition, he explained: “We’re in talks with the studio to make a super-cut, which is basically the two movies edited together with all the material that is not in the released versions. And yeah, there are a couple of scenes that I want to shoot to make this a new experience.”
So, not only will It‘s potential third chapter feature existing, unused material, it’ll be a whole new project in itself. Why not, eh?
As well teasing where some of the new “experiences” will come from – “one thing is from the [Stephen King] novel and the other thing is not” – Muschietti hinted that his super-cut might not actually be a film at all.
After claiming the project will clock in at around “six and a half hours,” he then added: “People can choose how to see it, all in one or, you know, making little pauses. Or bingeing! Maybe it’s divided in episodes.
“People now, they binge a series for 10 hours of viewing, so it wouldn’t surprise me.”
Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgård, has also recently suggested that he’d be open to reprising his role as the demonic shape-shifting entity.
When asked if he would consider playing the character in another film, Skarsgård admitted that it would have to have the right “approach”. He continued: “The book ends where the second movie ends, so that is the final chapter of this story.
“There is this interesting aspect of going back in time before all this happened. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring.”
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It Chapter Two is out now in the US and UK.