Stephen King’s “IT ” film remake news – two films?

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In regards to the upcoming Stephen King’s “IT ” film remake… which has been in development for a couple of years now, director Cary Fukunaga has said:

I’ve been in this project for about five years. I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn’t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.” pennywise teeth

The massive novel IT my favorite big book  by Mr. Stephen King and its shortly followed iconic 1990 television mini-series still my current favorite film/TV adaptions of Mr. King’s works starring Tim Curry who has since had a stroke but is reported as doing well as Pennywise the Clown, who’s replacement i am both hopeful and dreading that it is as satisfying as Jackie Earle Haley was in taking on the role of Mr. Kruger and also starred the late John Riitter and Jonathan Brandis..  has been developing into a necessary but unconfirmed two part big screen film for a few years now. The director who has directed films such as Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre and the acclaimed HBO series True Detective has finally given an update for the long gestating project…


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Cary Fukunaga has then been more recently quoted as saying….

This will be my first movie in the US and I’m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise. It’s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates [the story is originally set in the 50s], dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he’d like to see in cinemas, I think.”

source: Bloody Disgusting