Director Cary Fukunaga Exits Stephen King’s IT Adaptation

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The Wrap first broke the news of Cary Fukunaga‘s departure from New Line’s upcoming two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s landmark novel It.

The “True Detective” helmer clashed with the studio over budget cuts and it’s likely the movie is on hold permanently. Fukunaga also wrote the screenplay for both It movies along with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich, and was attached to produce alongside Dan Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Shooting was scheduled to start in mid-June with Will Poulter chosen to play Pennywise, the creature who took the form of a clown. It remains to be seen if the movie will be revived in the less artsy single-film version.

Well, that’s complete BS. I think many people were especially excited about Fukunaga and his two-film structure. Their interests are gone now.