As we have seen, Stephen King adaptions are either a raging hit, or extreme miss. IT falls into the definite success category with the first installment bringing in over $700 million dollars and IT: Chapter Two having a haul of close to $450 million dollars on budgets between $35-$75 million. Both chapters did a great job of representing King’s source material while taking liberties that did not take away from the framework of the novel.
With the success of IT many have been wondering (and hoping) to see some type of spin-off. ComicBookMovie.com spoke with IT: Chapter Two writer Gary Dauberman and asked about the possibility of future installments involving the IT mythos:
“I do think it’s possible. Anything in the Stephen King Universe interests me but there’s only so much of the story we could tell in the two movies. There are definitely elements of the novel you could expand on and make its own movie. It’s just a question of whether or not people want to see it but I do think It was on this planet for a very, very, very long time and that’s a lot of bloodshed and a lot of stories to tell and I think you could do that for sure.”
I am pretty sure people would love to see more of Pennywise, especially me. I think it would be great to explore the time period surrounding the disappearance of the original 300 settlers of Derry, the explosion at the ironworks, or the burning of The Black Spot. If they decided to go in the spin-off direction I would hope that they would have King on board in some capacity to guide them so that the film would feel like an extension rather than a stand-alone.
There has also been the rumor swirling about a “supercut”. Dauberman made a comment regarding the validity of rumor:
“I know Andy has an idea about a ‘supercut’ which I would love to see but we cut things for a reason so if there was something I desperately wanted to see or wanted put in there, we could have found a way to put it in. That’s not to say that the stuff that’s not in there isn’t great but we put the stuff that’s in the movie there because that’s what makes it better.”
“I can’t think of anything offhand where I’d say I wish we hadn’t cut that and I can’t wait for people to see but I think there’s plenty of things there that fans would love to check out if there was to be a ‘supercut.'”
So there if footage out there that I am sure fans would love to see. While I am all for extended footage and cuts I do agree with Dauberman in the sense that it would have to be right rather than throwing in edited footage just for the sake of making a “supercut”.
What are your thoughts? Would you like to see a spin-off starring Pennywise the Dancing Clown? If so, what would you like to see be the focus? What about a “supercut”? Would you like to see one, or are the films good as they are? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!
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