Published on December 17th, 2014 | by Allan Brown
Cary Fukunaga To Adapt Stephen Kings It For Big Screen/
True Detective Director To Adapt Two Part Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s It
True Detective director Cary Fukunaga has been attached to a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It for a number of years now, but soon after the original announcement the project fell into silence, and without any recent updates it looked like Pennywise’s big return to the screen was doomed. However, that all changed last week when it was announced that a two film adaptation is to start shooting next summer.
Stephen Kings It was first brought to the screen in a two part Tv Mini-Series back in 1990 and despite Tim Curry’s truly terrifying performance as Pennywise the clown, the series was met mixed response. However, Lin Vulture’s (Producer) official statement went on to say…
“The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot,” said Lin. “Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed with it. You guys are gonna be really excited.”
“The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,” continues Lin. “We didn’t want to make this unless he felt it was the right way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got back was, ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make.’ So that was really gratifying.”