Taking a cue from cult classic "Clue," the upcoming sequel "Unfriended: Dark Web" is reportedly screening two different endings to the film in different theaters.
Bloody Disgusting noticed the phenomenon last week on Twitter, where a note to film projectionists from the distributor was shared. The sheet features a special bit of instruction for those screening "Dark Web."
In bold, all-caps type is this declaration: "PLEASE NOTE THIS FEATURE HAS TWO DIFFERENT ENDINGS." The instructions go on to state that the version of the film featuring Ending 1 clocks in at 1:32:22, while the version with Ending 2 runs 1:31:55.
This week, a different Twitter user seemingly confirmed that there are two versions being screened, pointing to a screen shot he said came from a ticketing app.
In the image, there are two "Unfriended: Dark Web" offerings: One with Ending A, one with Ending B.
As Slash Film notes, "Clue" famously screened three different endings in theaters in 1985 (rather than today's tactic of tacking on alternate scenes on the home release, or as bonus content), causing a stir among fans and critics alike. That move ultimately secured the film's legacy as a beloved cult classic.
We can't know for sure if this stunt will help "Unfriended: Dark Web" achieve similar status, but at the very least, it should ensure that loyalists will see the flick at least twice in theaters. Pretty genius tactic.
The film opens on Friday, July 20.
[via: Bloody Disgusting, h/t Slash Film]
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