The opening scene of this year’s IT movie was definitely a brutal one, and if you haven’t seen it yet, then this is your spoiler warning. So if you’re still here and weren’t living under a rock, you already know what happens.
Georgie sails his boat, boat goes into sewer with Pennywise the Clown, Georgie talks to the clown, clown bites off Georgie’s arm. In a new deleted scene, however, we get a look at what could have happened if George got away:
Obviously, it’s a gag reel type thing, but still interesting and funny at the same time. The scene we saw in theaters was even described by the film’s director, Andy Muschietti, as brutal:
“…in this story, there is no confirmation that Georgie is dead. He’s attacked by Pennywise, and he’s missing an arm, and he tries to get away from the sewer, like he’s dragged into it again, leaving a trail of blood, but his body is never found. And that’s what prompts Bill, that’s basically Bill’s motivation in the story, is finding Georgie alive.”
He also added that people might not have been fans of the Tim Curry version because some scenes couldn’t go as far as they needed to:
“People who read the book and got the book, they’re not crazy about the miniseries. It was a very watered-down version. It didn’t contain the darkness that the book had. They couldn’t make something for TV about a clown who eats children.”
What did you personally think of this year’s IT movie adaptation? Were you a fan? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!