Alternate ‘IT’ Ending Teases Pennywise’s Return (VIDEO)

 In order to honor Stephen King’s iconic 1,000-page novel IT, director Andy Muschietti opted to divide the story into two films. The theatrical ending of the first movie ended with a fair amount of resolution, with the Losers’ Club seemingly finding moments of peace after an arduous ordeal. The alternate ending, however, teased that their problems had only just begun, as you can see in the video
Rather than ending with the Losers’ Club’s solidarity with one another, the above ending hints at how the club got fractured shortly after they confronted Pennywise and, after skulking into the shadows, we get hints of the entity’s return with the shot of the storm drain as rain begins to fall.
The  ending was likely cut as to keep the original film a singular experience. The original story features a narrative that jumps between two different timelines, focusing on the Losers’ Club as young kids and when they reconvene 27 years later to once again wage battle with the entity that lurks the town of Derry, Maine.

Pick up IT on Blu-ray, with the above alternate ending and a variety of deleted scenes, on January 9.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   Warner Bros.
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