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The Director Of 'It' Is Preparing A Five-Hour Long Supercut Featuring Both Movies

As he prepares to release the second part of his remake, Andy Muschietti has announced a big new project.

Like Tommy Lee Wallace in 1990, Andy Muschietti has decided to make his own two-part version of It. As he prepares for the release of his latest feature film on September 18, the director explained to SFX that he would like to cut the two parts together to make a superfilm:

"There’s a version where the two movies are cut together. There’s a version where there’s a special director’s cut of number one and a special director’s cut of number two. And I’m happy to basically work on every one of them."

The special director's cut could last for more than 5 hours, as the first movie lasts for 2h15 and the second for 2h45. It remains to be seen whether the director will opt for a simple cut, placing the two films one after the other, or whether he'll mix the two eras (the plot in the second film is set 27 years after that of the first). The novel by Stephen King, which has been adapted once for television and once for cinema, has a non-linear plot which zigzags between different eras. 

In this latest installment, Andy Muschietti has called upon Jessica Chastain (Beverly Marsh), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon), Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom), James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak), Bill Hader (Richie Tozier) and Andy Bean (Stan Uris), who'll play adult versions of the original characters.

In some scenes, the children will appear in flashbacks. In the midst of puberty during filming, the young actors have been made younger using digital tools to maintain the coherence of the narrative, as Indiewire explains. Don't worry, it's got to be less obvious than in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, which spans a 40-year period.

 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Lucille Bion, published on 22/08/2019

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