Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's IT was one of the biggest box office hits of the year grossing almost $700 million worldwide. The blockbuster horror is out now on HD Download and arrives on DVD & Blu-ray early in the new year, but according to Muschietti, an extended director's cut will also launch on Home Entertainment sometime next year.

Confirming the Director's Cut to Bloody DisgustingĀ (via Instagram), Muschietti was secretive about what new scenes will be added, but it is believed that the extended version will be fifteen minutes longer than the theatrical cut. The Home Entertainment release contains eleven deleted and extended scenes. However, these sequences are not part of the fifteen minutes of new footage that will be reintegrated into the Director's Cut.

Warner Bros recently set the release date for IT Chapter Two of September 6, 2019, with the now grown-up members of The Loser's Club, forced to do battle with It once again. Andy Muschietti will return to direct and production is set to commence sometime in the Spring. Naturally, the internet has been ablaze with rumours as to which famous faces will be playing the adult versions of the characters. Jessica Chastain (who worked with Andy and his producer sister Barbara Muschietti on Mama) has been vocal about her desire to play Beverly, and she is campaigning for her Molly's Game co-star Idris Elba to star as Mike Hanlon. While Chastain's comments might have been in jest, Elba would be a terrific addition to the cast.

There's no fixed release date for the Director's Cut, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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