A new version of ‘IT’ is on its way

The horror remake arrived earlier this year.

A director’s cut of ‘IT’ is set to be released early next year.

The remake of Stephen King’s classic tale hit cinemas in September and brought in a record-breaking $117.2m in North America during its first few days. It has since amassed a worldwide haul of about $700m.

The DVD and Blu-ray are set to be released next month and it has also been revealed that a special director’s cut will be released at a later date.

Director Andy Muschietti confirmed the news to Bloody Disgusting, stating that the director’s cut version of the film is still on the cards, “but in a few months.”

The version is reportedly around 15 minutes longer than the original and is rumoured to feature a scene of Pennywise before he became Pennywise.

“There was a scene that we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” actor Bill Skarsgård told Variety earlier this year. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from.”

Earlier this year, IT director Andy Muschietti gave an update on the forthcoming movie’s sequel.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, the director confirmed that the sequel would be primarily set in the present-day and would take on the “transdimensional” feel of the conclusion of King’s novel.

“I really wanted to focus on the emotional journey of the group of kids,” Muschietti said. “Getting in to that other dimension — the other side — was something that we could introduce in [the sequel].

“In the book, the perspective of the writing is always with the Losers [Club], so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in absurdity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what’s on the other side.”