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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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December 5, 2014

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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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's IT
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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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The ending sucks too.

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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's IT
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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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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's IT
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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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