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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Cary Fukunaga to Adapt Stephen King's IT as Two Films

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June 8, 2012

It's a busy time in Hollywood for Stephen King adaptations as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. is moving forward with an adaptation of his 1986 novel, IT. Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) is now attached to direct with a plan to split IT into two feature-length releases.

Previously adapted as a television miniseries in 1990, King's official site describes IT as follows:

A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry's sewers once more.

Fukunaga himself will also attend to scripting duties alongside Chase Palmer with David Katzenberg, Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Seth Grahame-Smith producing.

IT joins other in-development King adaptations of The Stand, The Dark Tower (both also eyed as multi-part epics), Carrie and, just announced this week, The Ten O'Clock People. His recent novel, Under the Dome is also headed to television, planned to air as a Showtime series with Steven Spielberg executive producing.


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Stephen King’s IT Will Shoot Next Summer

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Vulture managed to score a chat with producer Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) wherein he confirms what all Stephen King fans have been hoping, i.e. that a big budget feature film based on the author’s 1986 novel IT will begin production next year with Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) at the helm.

“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.”

As previously announced, the 1100-page tome is so epic that the plan is to adapt it into two movies, the first one in which an entity stalks seven children in Derry, Maine in the guise of a clown. The second feature would focus on the children as adults returning to Derry in order to rid the world of the creature once and for all, but Lin surprisingly states that Fukunaga is only signed on to direct the first part, and may only co-write the second. No stranger to lengthy storytelling (“True Detective” plays out like one eight-hour-long movie), one would think that for the sake of consistency New Line Cinema would sign Fukunaga to both films, but perhaps other projects have grabbed the filmmaker’s attention since becoming a hot commodity.

“The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth,” explained Lin. There’s also no mention on if the late-1950s and mid-1980s time periods will remain intact or be shifted to a more modern approach with the kids growing up in the ’80s and returning to present-day Maine. We do know that King has given the project his seal of approval.

“The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,” said 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.”

Fukunaga wrote the screenplay for Stephen King’s IT with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich, with Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith serving as producers. The book was previously adapted by Tommy Lee Wallace as a two-part, three-hour event miniseries on ABC in 1990 starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown.

The next movie from Fukunaga will be the African child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, which will see release sometime in 2015.


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IT is the most overrated of King's books. When I first read it (without being able to appreciate the Dark Tower connections) I pretty much had to set the book aside at the child orgy. I kept putting off reading the rest of it because that upset me so much. It took me two months to read the last hundred pages.
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There's a child orgy in it? Like children having an orgy or children forced to participate in an adult orgy? Either way, seems pretty screwed up. I've never actually read a Stephen king book.

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shishalzafrazz wrote:
There's a child orgy in it? Like children having an orgy or children forced to participate in an adult orgy? Either way, seems pretty screwed up. I've never actually read a Stephen king book.
Seven 12 year old children having an orgy. Pretty much six boys gang banging one girl. The most effed up thing about it is that King writes the scene as if it is erotic instead of appalling. King did WAY too much coke in the 80's.

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Yeeeeeeeahhh, coke doesn't make you think 12 year olds are erotic. It might make you admit that you think that, but you gotta already be in that floogled up spot to think that, coke or not.

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shishalzafrazz wrote:
Yeeeeeeeahhh, coke doesn't make you think 12 year olds are erotic. It might make you admit that you think that, but you gotta already be in that floogled up spot to think that, coke or not.
King's entire output from the eighties is problematic. For a white guy he was WAAAYYY too free about the N-Word and the less said about Detta Walker / Susanna Dean from The Dark Tower, the better. It's not that King is a bad writer. It's that he's been given a free pass from some of the questionable ideas he's voiced for years simply because he's good.

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Stephen King's It / 30 Mar 2015

It Movie Reportedly Filming in New York This Summer

The film is being split into two parts.

By Rachel Haas

Watch out, kids. Pennywise might be coming to New York this summer.

According to a tweet from Production Weekly, the latest screen incarnation of the iconic Stephen King novel It will start shooting in New York this June.

This is right on schedule with the timeline producers Dan Lin and Seth Grahame-Smith have given in the past. The story is being split into two films, with True Detective's Cary Fukunaga directing the first installment and attached to the sequel.

The novel was adapted into a TV miniseries in 1990, with Tim Curry playing the role of Pennywise. Last we heard, Fukunaga was still searching for his perfect evil clown, but already this updated version promises to be "very scary," and much more vicious than the series.

As of now, It has not been given a release date.


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Stephen King’s IT Remake Finds Its Pennywise the Clown!

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May 4, 2015

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Will Poulter, best known for his roles in The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Maze Runner, has landed a major part in a very different kind of literary adaptation. According to Variety, the We’re the Millers star is currently in negotiations to play Pennywise the clown in the upcoming two-part remake of Stephen King’s IT. Cary Fukunaga, the Emmy-winning director behind the first season of HBO’s “True Detective,” is directing and co-writing.

Published in 1986, IT is described on King’s official site as follows:

A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more.

The book was previously adapted by Tommy Lee Wallace as a 1990 two-part, three-hour event miniseries on ABC, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise.

Poulter, who also stars in Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, reportedly blew Fukunaga away with his IT audition, so audiences should be in for a treat when the two-part adaptation finally hits the screen.

Fukunaga wrote the screenplay for the films with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich. Dan Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith are attached to serve as producers.


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Stephen King’s IT Loses Director Cary Fukunaga

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May 25, 2015

With only three weeks to go before shooting was scheduled to begin, “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga has departed New Line’s upcoming two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Fukunaga’s retreat from the project stems from creative differences, specifically over the budget for the planned features.

Fukunaga also wrote the screenplay for the films with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich and was attached to produce alongside Dan Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith. Although the project recently signed Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) to play Pennywise, it is uncertain at this point what Fukunaga’s departure will have on the project overall. Check back for details as they become available.

UPDATE: Stephen King himself has just taken to Twitter with an update that makes it sound as though the feature will not be moving forward at New Line. We’ll post any confirmation on the matter as soon as it is available.

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You can't beat Tim Curry. Scariest clown of all time.

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