Stephen King’s IT big screen adaption loses its director

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I was just getting excited about all the possibilities of my favorite Stephen King novel being given new life a supposedly two full length hard R feature films.  As long as they would be release within reasonable time from one another, say six months of lessMV5BMTQ4NTc5Njk4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjQxNjgyMjE@._V1_SY317_CR12,0,214,317_AL_

The story is one of the few updated/remakes I was actually looking forward to and not loathing.  Even when of all people, Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) was cast a the wonderfully evil and monsterous killer clown “Pennywise.

But now apparently director Cary Fukunaga who has been attached to the project has left citing a series of creative disputes with New Line Cinema which had recently taken over the project from Warner Bros. Studios.

According to the Wrap issues ranged from everything such as filming locations, Will Poulter’s casting and the desire of New Line to condense the film into a single film which theoretically would have pushed the films running time into the three and a half to four hour (1)

While Stephen King himself had publicly expressed support for Fukunaga’s adaptation of the author’s source book, as based on a script co-penned by Fukunaga and his writing partner Chase Palmer. Unfortunately, it seems like the prospects of this film coming to fruition anytime soon is remote, it is sadly more likely it will follow the Dark Tower film adaption and wallow in development hell.

source: the Wrap