Love horror movies? Then crikey o’reilly have we got some news.
The creatively-named It Chapter Two is doing something fundamentally unheard of for a high-budget horror.
It’s going to be long.
We’re talking 2 hours and 45 minutes long.
For comparison, that’s a half-hour longer than the 2017 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,” Director Andy Muschietti told Digital Spy.
“However, when you have the movie finally edited and it’s 4 hours long, you realise 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 4-hour movie because people will start to feel uncomfortable – no matter what they see – but we ended up having a movie that is 2 hours and 45 minutes, and the pacing is very good.
“Nobody who’s seen the movie has had any complaint.”
We hope you have a strong bladder.
IT Chapter Two opens September 6, starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader.