Paramount Pictures is officially set to release a “Director’s Fan Cut” of “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” starting this Friday says The Hollywood Reporter.
Thirty minutes of footage from the original cut have been trimmed while forty minutes of new footage will be added which brings the new runtime to 115 minutes total. The new version will only play in 3D runs in the U.S. and Canada due to the digital prints allowing for fast and cheap distribution of the new cut.
Doing the same with 35mm print was deemed financially unfeasible so the original cut will continue playing in 2D theatres. That version has grossed $51.4 million in its first eleven days in release. The Director’s Cut has been submitted to the ratings board.
Director Jon M. Chu spent dozens of hours on Twitter and Facebook engaging with fans to see what they would like to see. New footage will include more of Bieber’s friends and hometown life, as well as new songs and special footage shot of the film’s premiere at theaters across the country.