Published Jul 29, 2019We've just learned something bone-chillingly terrifying about the forthcoming IT: Chapter Two — the movie is nearly three hours long.
Speaking with Digital Spy, director Andy Muschietti revealed he wasn't clowning around with the film's runtime. In fact, it clocks in at 165 minutes. But that's the edited version.
"At the beginning, when you're writing and building the beats of the story, everything that you put in there seems very essential to the story," Muschietti said. "However, when you have the movie finally edited and it's four hours long, you realize that some of the events and some of the beats can be easily lifted but the essence of the story remains intact."
"You cannot deliver a four-hour movie because people will start to feel uncomfortable — no matter what they see — but we ended up having a movie that is two hours and 45 minutes, and the pacing is very good," he continued. "Nobody who's seen the movie has had any complaint."
Of course, IT: Chapter Two's runtime is nothing compared to the original Tim Curry miniseries, which clocked in at a total of 192 minutes. For what it's worth, the producers of that IT are currently suing the producers of the film series.
IT: Chapter Two arrives in theatres on September 6. Its trailer can be viewed below.