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It To Get An Exclusive Director's Cut

If you thought the theatrical release of It was terrifying, you haven't seen anything yet. 

Chatting with Yahoo! Movies, It helmer Andy Muschietti and his sister and producing partner Barbara Muschietti revealed that Warner Bros. has asked them to create an exclusive director's cut of the well-received Stephen King adaptation. "We are going to do a director's cut. We were told this morning," Barbara Muschietti stated. 

The upcoming take could include one of director Muschietti's favorite moments, which was trimmed from the film's hefty script to make room for plenty of scares, screams, and shots of Bill Skarsgård in perfect Pennywise form.

"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," explained Muschietti. "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!"

King's original novel runs over 1,000 pages in length, so it's not surprising that quite a bit of material was lopped off for the silver screen version of the movie, which wound up running just over two hours. Muschietti shared that the director's cut would likely include "an extra 15 minutes [of footage] for hardcore fans," and a "very funny" extended version of the quarry scene, better known as the pre-cliff jump spitting contest. 

"After the spitting contest, it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers," the director said. 

Warner Bros. hasn't announced a release date for the DVD and Blu-ray releases of It, but the film is expected to be available for purchase near the end of the year, sometime during the holiday season. Both Mucschiettis will keep busy on Hulu's Locke & Key pilot and begin work on the story for It: Chapter Two in the meantime.

Until we can see the director's cut of It, take a look at the disturbing moments from the book that were cut from the movie.