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New Line's adaptation of Stephen King's It may not be dead

05.28.2015

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Earlier this week it didn't sound like New Line's movie version of Stephen King's It was going to happen, with director Cary Fukunaga leaving due to budget conflicts with the studio after the project moved from Warner Bros. The planned adaptation isn't alive and well, but it might not be as dead as first reported.

A source tells Bloody Disgusting that IT might be heading back to Warner Bros., and the studio is currently meeting with potential directors. The source also says WB will move forward with the scripts from Cary Fukunaga, and the book will still be split into two movies, as originally planned. The source also claims that it will be shot in New York, but after contacting Warner Bros., the studio told Bloody Disgusting that IT will remain at New Line, and it hasn't been determined yet when or where it will be filmed.

In short, it's not clear what is going on with IT, but I'm sure New Line is trying to do something with the Stephen King novel. I'm hopeful that the studio will still do a two-movie adaptation with Fukunaga's scripts, and that they land a solid director for the films. Who do you want to direct IT?

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5:44PM on 05/28/2015
It is odd that Fukunaga left the project because they didn't want to film it in New York, then he leaves and they say their gonna film it in New York. Seems to me there's more to the story than were hearing. I hope we get another great director and they stay with the script that Fukunaga wanted.
It is odd that Fukunaga left the project because they didn't want to film it in New York, then he leaves and they say their gonna film it in New York. Seems to me there's more to the story than were hearing. I hope we get another great director and they stay with the script that Fukunaga wanted.
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5:17PM on 05/28/2015
When the director who thought the plans to make this movie but then has problems with the studio not allowing him to do what needs to be done and then backs out. This is sign that they should just leave this project alone and let it die.
When the director who thought the plans to make this movie but then has problems with the studio not allowing him to do what needs to be done and then backs out. This is sign that they should just leave this project alone and let it die.
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1:42PM on 05/28/2015
I really have no interest anymore unless Fukunaga directs. It doesn't matter if someone else uses his scripts because they're not going to shoot it the way Fukunaga would have. The movie is already in his head, all that was left was to shoot the movie.
I really have no interest anymore unless Fukunaga directs. It doesn't matter if someone else uses his scripts because they're not going to shoot it the way Fukunaga would have. The movie is already in his head, all that was left was to shoot the movie.
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12:47PM on 05/28/2015
Look, theyre not going to get Cary Fukunaga, so let's give it a rest. My first call would be to Stephen King to set up a 3-way discussion with Frank Darabont. My second call would be to Scott Derrickson. Then possibly Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Look, theyre not going to get Cary Fukunaga, so let's give it a rest. My first call would be to Stephen King to set up a 3-way discussion with Frank Darabont. My second call would be to Scott Derrickson. Then possibly Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
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12:36PM on 05/28/2015
Frank Darabont or Cary Fukunaga.
Frank Darabont or Cary Fukunaga.
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11:44AM on 05/28/2015

No Cary = No IT

I'm a huge mark for Stephen King, and IT is my favorite novel in his library. I flat out didn't want anyone to make the movie, because I was almost 100% sure whoever did it wouldn't be able to get it right. It might not even be possible to get it right.

I changed my tune when Fukunaga came on board. The amount of time and effort he puts into his projects, and the tangible proof of his talents in True Detective had me cautiously optimistic about this project being good. So I think this
I'm a huge mark for Stephen King, and IT is my favorite novel in his library. I flat out didn't want anyone to make the movie, because I was almost 100% sure whoever did it wouldn't be able to get it right. It might not even be possible to get it right.

I changed my tune when Fukunaga came on board. The amount of time and effort he puts into his projects, and the tangible proof of his talents in True Detective had me cautiously optimistic about this project being good. So I think this should go one of two ways: First, and most preferably - Warner should either beg, plead, blackmail, whatever they have to do, to get Cary back on board or second, throw the project in a deep dark hole. I'm more than content to have my memories of Tim Curry than a crappy attempt at making IT.
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12:49PM on 05/28/2015
Have you recently watched old version of IT? Tim Curry was good, but the rest of it was a crappy attempt at making IT
Have you recently watched old version of IT? Tim Curry was good, but the rest of it was a crappy attempt at making IT
1:46PM on 05/28/2015
I recently watched the original movie after not having seen it since it aired and I loved it.
I recently watched the original movie after not having seen it since it aired and I loved it.
11:31PM on 05/28/2015
I feel like you stole this comment from me. My thoughts exactly. Get Fukunaga back or dont make it...EVER.

If this article is true, however, I don't see how Warner Bros wouldn't want Fukunaga back. Im sure they've heard from some very pissed off people about them losing Fukunaga.
I feel like you stole this comment from me. My thoughts exactly. Get Fukunaga back or dont make it...EVER.

If this article is true, however, I don't see how Warner Bros wouldn't want Fukunaga back. Im sure they've heard from some very pissed off people about them losing Fukunaga.
11:42AM on 05/28/2015
Uwe Boll!

Kidding, Cary Fukunaga of course....!
Uwe Boll!

Kidding, Cary Fukunaga of course....!
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11:39AM on 05/28/2015
Regardless of Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema, just get Cary Fukunaga back. Just do it.
Regardless of Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema, just get Cary Fukunaga back. Just do it.
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11:35AM on 05/28/2015
Kill it with fire
Kill it with fire
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11:13AM on 05/28/2015

Cary Fukunaga

Warner Bro's should wine and dine the shit out of Cary Fukunaga to get him to come back to direct. My interest in this adaption unfortunately leaves with him.
Warner Bro's should wine and dine the shit out of Cary Fukunaga to get him to come back to direct. My interest in this adaption unfortunately leaves with him.
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11:30AM on 05/28/2015
I think I will be more pissed if they get some lesser director to fill his shoes than if the project goes dead again
I think I will be more pissed if they get some lesser director to fill his shoes than if the project goes dead again
10:36AM on 05/28/2015

This can go either way

Please, WB...give him what he wants. This is his passion project. I don't know about you but I work my ass off when it is something I am passionate about. Learn from the mistakes that New Line made and make them face palm themselves when the movie comes out and kicks ass
Please, WB...give him what he wants. This is his passion project. I don't know about you but I work my ass off when it is something I am passionate about. Learn from the mistakes that New Line made and make them face palm themselves when the movie comes out and kicks ass
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10:26AM on 05/28/2015
Cary Fukunaga should direct.
Cary Fukunaga should direct.
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10:24AM on 05/28/2015
My first choice in director would be Cary Fukunaga.
My first choice in director would be Cary Fukunaga.
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