The two-part movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s It has found itself a new director.
The adaptation was being developed by Cary Fukunaga, the director of season one of HBO’s True Detective, for multiple years, and fans of It and the director’s work were all pretty excited. Then it all went to Hollywood Hell a couple of months back—because why should we get things that we want—when we found out that Fukunaga had reached his breaking point and departed the project after clashing swords with New Line Cinema, who had been passed the project from big sister studio Warner Brothers, over demands that the budget be cut.
At the time It was delayed indefinitely, and because of the Poltergeist remake‘s poor performance it was unclear if the movie would happen at all. With the hiring of a new director, it appears the plan is to still make this thing happen. So who did New Line choose to replace Fukunaga as the director of this movie based on King’s massive story about a group of kids (and eventual adults) dealing with fear incarnate?
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