‘It’ Loses Director Cary Fukunaga Right Before Production Starts

Director Cary Fukunaga Leaves 'It'

The upcoming two-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s It has just lost director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre). Fukunaga has stepped away from the film, with Deadline reporting he’s left the project due to budget issues (the studio reportedly wants to make it for $30 million). The timing’s bad as filming on It, which is set up at New Line Cinema, was scheduled to get underway in just a few weeks.

It has already been made into a TV miniseries with Tim Curry delivering an unforgettable, nightmare-inducing performance as one Stephen King’s scariest characters ever, Pennywise the clown. The 1990s adaptation also starred Richard Thomas, Harry Anderson, Annette O’Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, and Dennis Christopher.

Taking to Twitter, author King hinted this may be the end of the film adaptation:

The Plot of Stephen King’s It:

A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more.

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