Interview: True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga to Take on IT Next Summer


It hasn’t exactly been a secret that Cary Fukunaga would be helming a remake of Stephen King’s IT, the psycho supernatural clown story that previously starred Tim Curry. Fukunaga’s producer Dan Lin recently dropped some details during his interview with Vulture, including that they plan to start shooting next summer. True Detective wasn’t mentioned, so do with that as you see fit.

Also newsworthy is that apparently Fukunaga has been working on this for years:

"“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.”"

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This one has been coming for some time, apparently. IT will be split into two movies, which, considering the book is massive, probably makes the most sense. Even though Fukunaga is only contracted for the first film, he is apparently “currently closing a deal to co-write the second.” Sounds like a passion project to us.

Vulture also notes that this remake has Stephen King’s blessing:

"“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.””"

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should get your hopes up, as Stephen King novels have had mountains of adaptations, many of them poor. Still, having Fukunaga attached does give us hope.

Fukunaga recently stepped back in his True Detective role and is now an Executive Producer.

Source: Vulture

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