It appears Cary Fukunaga has left the It remake. The Stephen King story – memorably adapted into a two-part TV mini-series in 1991 with Tim Curry owning the titular terror-clown – was due to be made by Warner Bros before recently being moved to New Line, but the True Detective director has, according to TheWrap, had several disputes, including the studio move.
He has reportedly left the project over this and other issues (including locations) and there’s been talk that New Line have become edgy at the lukewarm reception for the Poltergeist reboot, which – like It – featured a clown in its central marketing. This may well be nonsense, but the way the studios work, we wouldn’t be surprised.
How this leaves the proposed remake is anyone’s guess at the moment, and with Will Poulter’s casting of the sinister lead one of Fukunga’s ideas, he may well find himself looking for another gig.
More news – if there ever is any – when we hear it.
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