New film still coming of Stephen King's It

News Simon Brew
12 Feb 2014 - 07:01
Stephen King's It

Pennywise may yet be coming to cinema screens, as Cary Fukunaga is confirmed to still be working on Stephen King's It...

Here's a project that's been rumoured for a while that looks like it may soon be happening: a new take on Stephen King's It. Already adapted successfully for television, with Tim Curry taking on one of his best roles as Pennywise the clown (we got a video release in the UK of the whole thing edited into one three hour production), the new It is on the radar of director Cary Fukunaga.

Fukunaga has thus far brought Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre to the big screen, and on the smaller one he's been winning acclaim for his work on True Detective. He's currently working on a low budget film with Idris Elba called Beasts Of No Nation. But after that? It may well be on the agenda.

Chatting to Collider, producer Dan Lin revealed that "Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It.  So I’m really excited about that".

Fukanaga has been attached to make the new It for nearly two years now, seemingly with no progress being made. As it turns out, it may get a chance to movie ahead this year. As we hear more, we'll pass the news on.


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