Stephen King's hit horror novel, IT is ramping up production and to start filming next summer.
Cary Fukunaga will start filming the remake of Stephen King's It
next summer. According to reports, Cary Fukunaga, the director of True Detective,
is returning to the big screen to remake the cult-classic, It.
Vulture spoke with the projects producer Dan Lin last night at an awards-season party celebrating The Lego Movie (which Lin also produced), and he confirmed that It will be his next live-action movie, with True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga confirmed to direct. The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot, said Lin. Cary likes to develop things for a while, and weve been with this for about three or four years, so were super excited that he stayed with it. You guys are gonna be really excited. [via>
In 1990, ABC premiered a TV miniseries that featured Tim Curry as the evil clown Pennywise. The project is expected to start a franchise thriller since the novel is too large to be captured in a single movie.
The book is so epic that we couldnt tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth, explained Lin; the first film, then, will be a coming-of-age story about the children tormented by It, while the second will skip ahead in time as those same characters band together to continue the fight as adults. Though Fukunaga is only committed to directing the first film, Lin says the in-demand helmer is currently closing a deal to co-write the second. [via]
Stephen King is super excited about the remake of IT.
The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing, said Lin. We didnt 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.
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