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True Detective's Cary Fukunaga may bring us the adaptation of IT next

Feb. 11, 2014by: Niki Stephens

I just want everyone to know that it is really hard for me to bring myself to write any articles pertaining to the adaptation of Stephen Kings IT. We know the mini-series with Tim Curry is the thing of nightmares but its beyond that. It caused my fear of clowns, and then KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE made it worse. THANKS, MOM.

Anyway, the last we heard of the adaptation was in 2012 when it was initially announced that TRUE DETECTIVEs Cary Fukunaga would direct and helm. Well, at the time he wasnt the amazing director of the HBO series. But whats going on with it, and when will we see it?

Producer on the project, Dan Lin had an update:

Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen Kings It for me, and Im really excited for that. So Im hoping thatll be his next movie after the indie hes shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think its a great sample for Stephen Kings It. So Im really excited about that.

Now that this is all fresh on my mind, I am really freaking excited that Fukunaga is bringing this to the big screen. Butnot excited about not being able to sleep for months on end.

I hate clowns.

Source: Collider

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5:47PM on 02/12/2014
I'd also love if they shared-universe'd a few Uncle Stevie books starting with this one. A post-credits scene of Ritchie and Bev dancing in the park that crosses over with 11/22/63 would be absolutely amazing.
I'd also love if they shared-universe'd a few Uncle Stevie books starting with this one. A post-credits scene of Ritchie and Bev dancing in the park that crosses over with 11/22/63 would be absolutely amazing.
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3:23PM on 02/12/2014
I'm still amazed people can watch the 90s miniseries and say it's good. It's one of the biggest piles of dogshit ever made, and that's saying a lot.
I'm still amazed people can watch the 90s miniseries and say it's good. It's one of the biggest piles of dogshit ever made, and that's saying a lot.
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2:47PM on 02/12/2014
I just don't see this adapting well to the big screen. The book is like 1200+ pages if memory serves and while it will be nigh impossible to come close to adapting it (in one film anyway) there is quite a bit that just WON'T work on the big screen. I'm not going to go all spoiler alert regarding the book, but those that have read it (and it is really fantastic stuff) know what I'm talking about. All that said, I'm not one to have sacred cows. No film or TV show is going to stain my opinion or
I just don't see this adapting well to the big screen. The book is like 1200+ pages if memory serves and while it will be nigh impossible to come close to adapting it (in one film anyway) there is quite a bit that just WON'T work on the big screen. I'm not going to go all spoiler alert regarding the book, but those that have read it (and it is really fantastic stuff) know what I'm talking about. All that said, I'm not one to have sacred cows. No film or TV show is going to stain my opinion or memory of the novel, so if this guy wants to take a shot at it...I'm neutral on it.
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11:10AM on 02/12/2014

No complaints

I'm more than confident he'll strike a balance between remaining true to the source material but also creating something so much more.
I'm more than confident he'll strike a balance between remaining true to the source material but also creating something so much more.
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9:52AM on 02/12/2014

He is the only one I trust to do this adaptation right.

He would be perfect. I am blown away by his True Detective series and how perfectly directed it is. The 6 minute one take tracking shot is beautiful and he is just coming up in the world.
He would be perfect. I am blown away by his True Detective series and how perfectly directed it is. The 6 minute one take tracking shot is beautiful and he is just coming up in the world.
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9:30AM on 02/12/2014

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i love this guy's work so on TD and am more excited about this project. i think what is most crucial now is the casting. Curry made that movie. the book is great and creepy as hell but, Curry's Pennywise aside, the original film came off a little odd, had a mediocre cast and missed several marks. not to mention the book was much darker. i think Fukanaga can bring the King but the clown casting is the hub of this wheel.and i cant believe thats not the Tidbit question.
i love this guy's work so on TD and am more excited about this project. i think what is most crucial now is the casting. Curry made that movie. the book is great and creepy as hell but, Curry's Pennywise aside, the original film came off a little odd, had a mediocre cast and missed several marks. not to mention the book was much darker. i think Fukanaga can bring the King but the clown casting is the hub of this wheel.and i cant believe thats not the Tidbit question.
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9:24AM on 02/12/2014
I will stay optimistic but there have been announcements for another adaptation of this book for years now. I am just hoping this time they are really going forward with it.
I will stay optimistic but there have been announcements for another adaptation of this book for years now. I am just hoping this time they are really going forward with it.
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8:43AM on 02/12/2014
Like most of you here I grew up on this film, me and my buddies even made our own Lucky seven group. I still love the film but really doesnt hold up that well anymore, expect for Tim Curry's awesome preformace. I'm excited for this reboot with Cary behind it. Who ever plays Pennywise has big (clown) shoes to fill.
Like most of you here I grew up on this film, me and my buddies even made our own Lucky seven group. I still love the film but really doesnt hold up that well anymore, expect for Tim Curry's awesome preformace. I'm excited for this reboot with Cary behind it. Who ever plays Pennywise has big (clown) shoes to fill.
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8:09AM on 02/12/2014

Beep beep Richie

This sounds great, i love Curry in the original and he traumatized the hell out of me as a kid but the rest of the TV movie doesn't hold up as well, this is a rare case where im looking forward to a new version. Also the fact that Fukunaga is doing is fantastic news, I've been floored by "True Detective" so far and look forward to whatever he does next.
This sounds great, i love Curry in the original and he traumatized the hell out of me as a kid but the rest of the TV movie doesn't hold up as well, this is a rare case where im looking forward to a new version. Also the fact that Fukunaga is doing is fantastic news, I've been floored by "True Detective" so far and look forward to whatever he does next.
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2:33AM on 02/12/2014

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We all float! When you're down here with us, you'll float too! Come visit, anytime. Bring your friends!"

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11:53PM on 02/11/2014

I'm right there with you...

Pennywise and those goddamn Killer Klowns owe me sleep
Pennywise and those goddamn Killer Klowns owe me sleep
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12:50AM on 02/12/2014
Really? Not only was the original It a mediocre adaptation at best - KKFOS was a comedy people! COMEDY. It's hardly the stuff of nightmares. Perhaps you should stick with Disney films....
Really? Not only was the original It a mediocre adaptation at best - KKFOS was a comedy people! COMEDY. It's hardly the stuff of nightmares. Perhaps you should stick with Disney films....
2:22AM on 02/12/2014
I see where they're coming from. Kids are a lot more impressionable after all. I found both freaky when I was a kid.
I see where they're coming from. Kids are a lot more impressionable after all. I found both freaky when I was a kid.
7:51AM on 02/12/2014
The Internet - where a stranger will tell you you're wrong, no matter what.
The Internet - where a stranger will tell you you're wrong, no matter what.
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11:30PM on 02/11/2014
The novel was incredible, one of King's best.
If you thought the mini series was "the thing of nightmares" the book would probably kill you.
Bring on a new adaptation, it can't be any worse then the mini series was.
The novel was incredible, one of King's best.
If you thought the mini series was "the thing of nightmares" the book would probably kill you.
Bring on a new adaptation, it can't be any worse then the mini series was.
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11:06PM on 02/11/2014
His name's been attached to this for years. Bring it on!
His name's been attached to this for years. Bring it on!
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10:51PM on 02/11/2014
If there's anyone who can make IT even more fucked up, it's Fukunaga.
If there's anyone who can make IT even more fucked up, it's Fukunaga.
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10:50PM on 02/11/2014
That picture and Tim Curry's brilliant performance is the reason why I hate clowns.
That picture and Tim Curry's brilliant performance is the reason why I hate clowns.
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12:51AM on 02/12/2014
Curry's performance was the only good part of It. The rest was weak. The book was awesome though!
Curry's performance was the only good part of It. The rest was weak. The book was awesome though!
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