Stephen King’s It was adapted into a TV mini series back in 1990 by director Tommy Lee Wallace, and it struck fear into the hearts of horror fans the world over. Apart from the ending, it is definitely one of the better Stephen King adaptations, with Tim Curry giving a masterfully creepy performance as Pennywise the Clown. Plans for a new movie adaptation have been on the cards for sometime now, and it appears that Warner Brothers have the stories best intentions at heart in developing a two part feature film.
Cary Fukunaga has been hired to write and direct the movie version of the story, with Chase Palmer co-writing. Considering the amount of story involved in King’s novel, the only way to really do the idea justice would be to create two films, with the possible break coming as the youngsters in the story become men. Fukunaga has previously directed films such as Jane Eyre and Sin Nombre.
Back in 2009 Warners had tapped Dave Kajganich to adapt to novel into a single film, however those plans never came about, and now thankfully Warners are planning to do the novel justice.
A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project. Jon Silk is co-producing.
There are no other details to share at this point, but as soon as more information becomes available, we will bring it to you.
By Matt Wavish