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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Replaces Cary Fukunaga With ‘Mama’ Director Andres Muschietti

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by Britt Hayes July 16, 2015 @ 5:20 PM
Warner Bros. Television
This is either good or sort of disappointing news, depending on how much you like the 2013 horror film Mama. Director Andres Muschietti has come aboard New Line Cinema’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It, replacing previous director Cary Fukunaga and likely replacing much of his script, as well.

‘IT’ Concept Art Reveals What Pennywise Almost Looked Like

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by Mike Sampson June 3, 2015 @ 9:02 AM
Vincenzo Natali, Twitter
Last week came the news that director Cary Fukanaga had left Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s IT following “creative differences” over the film. It wasn’t entirely surprising news (Fukanaga has a reputation for being an exacting and demanding director with little experience in the studio system), but it left the project in a state of limbo. We’ve since heard conflicting the reports — The project is dead! No wait, it’s not dead! Hold on, it’s dead again! — but as the studio figures out what they want to do, we can now take a look at what they almost did.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Reportedly Moves Back to Warner Bros., Will Replace Director Cary Fukunaga

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by Britt Hayes May 27, 2015 @ 6:54 PM
Warner Bros.
The other day we learned that Cary Fukunaga had departed the two-part big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It, following a move from Warner Bros. to New Line. The reason given for his departure was the standard “creative differences” along with reported budget cuts. The latest rumor about the film is definitely interesting: It has moved back over to Warner Bros., which is currently seeking a new director to move ahead with the project.

Cary Fukunaga Exits Stephen King’s ‘It’ Adaptation

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by Britt Hayes May 25, 2015 @ 2:14 PM
Warner Bros. Television
With production set to begin this summer, Cary Fukunaga has exited the director’s chair on the major two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It. While it’s definitely disappointing news, it’s not entirely surprising given that Fukunaga recently signed on to direct another film and he’s got a TNT miniseries in the pipeline.

‘It’ Director Cary Fukunaga Is Looking for the ‘Perfect’ Pennywise to Terrify You All Over Again

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by Britt Hayes March 3, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
Warner Bros.
Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It is one seriously ambitious project, and given the massive size and the generation-spanning scope of the novel, it’s hardly surprising (and even something of a relief) that he’s splitting the story into two films. Fukunaga has a lot of work ahead of him, but most challenging will be the casting of Pennywise the clown, the terrifying entity made famous by Tim Curry in the ‘90s miniseries adaptation. Rest assured that Fukunaga isn’t taking that casting lightly.

Cary Fukunaga’s ‘It’ Producer on the “Very Scary” Stephen King Adaptation

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by Britt Hayes January 17, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
Warner Bros.
As previously reported, Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic horror novel ‘It’ will begin shooting this summer, with Fukunaga filming the first in the planned two-part adaptation. In a new interview with Seth Grahame-Smith, the producer has confirmed that the film is moving rather swiftly into production, and tells us a little more about what we can expect from this highly-anticipated adaptation.

Cary Fukunaga’s ‘It’ Split Into Two Films, Separating the Past and Present Timelines

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by Jacob Hall December 5, 2014 @ 1:24 PM
ABC
Stephen King’s ‘It’ is a beast of a book. Over its 1,000-plus pages, the novel follows a group of close-knit friends who do battle with a malevolent, child-killing force in their youth, only to reunite decades later to finish the job. It’s a messy, ambitious and insanely (perversely, even) detailed work. It feels unadaptable. But no one tell that to ‘True Detective’ director Cary Fukunaga, whose long-gestating adaptation is finally going before cameras next summer.