With the shock news that True Detective director Cary Fukunaga had walked from the movie(s) adaptation of Stephen King’s It mere weeks from filming was set to begin (here), we really felt that our best chance of getting the story told properly on screen was gone.
However, it may not be the case.
A source close to the movie has said that not only is it coming back but it’s moving from New Line to Warners and will film in New York. It was originally set to be handled by Warners but budget issues saw it move to New Line. But now it may be, if the source is good, heading home again.
Now Warners have to get a new director on board (pretty quickly) and rumours are circulating that the budget issue was actually something bigger that is now resolved with Fukunaga gone. Take from that what you will.
It seems that the scripts will remain intact – which is awesome as they were approved by King himself – and the aim is still to kick off filming this summer. Will Will Poulter (above) still be Pennywise? Well, no word at the minute… but is this DOES go ahead, we think he casting is still crazy enough to work.