Many readers of Stephen Kings massive series of writings consider The Dark Tower to be his Magnum Opus, his greatest achievement, and I tried to get into the book series but stopped only a short way into the drawing of the three (book 2) I just could not get it, others consider the Stand as his greatest achievement assumably as it is (was) his biggest book as far as pages, until Under the Dome was published, me, personally I personally feel that his greatest novel was and will always be IT (with Misery, following by a razor thin margin, only due to the different in scope and page numbers)
As a novel, It frightened a generation of eager readers and later went on to up the ante and fully terrify that same generation when ABC’s 1990 mini-series of the same name hit television screens (starring Tim Curry as Pennywise).
Since that time, plans have been in the works to release a feature length It film. Director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) was originally set to bring the production to life, but ended up leaving last year due to creative differences. Since then, in an interview with Collider, producer Roy Lee discussed the film’s new director – Andy Muscietti (Mama) – as well as upcoming production plans:
“It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.”
Fukunaga ended up leaving the project in 2015, saying that when it came to working with the studio, “Every little thing was being rejected and asked for changes.” Fukunaga had wanted a more exploratory take on the source material, whereas Roy Lee is careful to assure fans that the film will be more like the novel.
“It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work… We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”
He has recently basically promised each film part will be created with a strong R rating clearly in mind.