Andy Muschietti looks like he’s not getting out of the Stephen King business anytime soon. The director is working on an adaptation of King’s 1981 novel Roadwork, which was published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The story follows a man slowly losing his mind after the construction of a major highway costs him both his job and his house.
Barbara Muschietti, who worked on It and It: Chapter Two, will also be working on the adaptation. In an interview with Radio Cantilo, she revealed she hoped the news:
“We hope to start shooting at the beginning of next year. It’s a Stephen King story, but it’s not horror. It’s a fantastic script.”
She also revealed that Pablo Trapero would be directing.
Jumping back over to It, Andy Muschietti told SFX magazine (via Games Radar) that he is working on alternate cuts of the two It films:
“The possibilities are open. 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.”
If there does end up being an It: Supercut, it could end up giving The Lord of the Rings extended editions a run for their money in length. 2017’s It runs 135 minutes, and It: Chapter Two runs 169 minutes. That’s already five hours, but Muschietti has previously stated that his director’s cut of Chapter Two ran for four hours. Which means there could easily be a good amount of cut footage for the first film as well.
All said and done, if a supercut does get made, you might have to take a day off to be able to watch it all in one sitting.
IT: Chapter Two hits theaters September 6, 2019.
Would you watch five-plus hours of Pennywise and the Losers’ Club?