Solely a (terrifying) 1990 TV mini-series, no more – Stephen King's "It" is finally getting the big-screen adaptation it rightfully deserves, with a wholly capable director at the helm: Cary Fukunaga.
Fans of HBO's "True Detective" are well-acquianted with Fukunaga's creepy, atmospheric style – a perfect match for King's twisted psychological horror story. "The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot," producer Dan Lin told Vulture. “Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed with it.”
Lin also confirmed that King's novel will be split into two films, explaining, "The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth."
Fukunaga is directing the first, and is finalizing a deal to co-write the second.
Pennywise and The Losers' Club on the big screen? We're totally on board. But – more important – so is King. “...Stephen King gave us his blessing,” said Lin. “ ...when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got back was, ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make.’ So that was really gratifying.”
Let the casting rumors and "They all float down here" impressions fly in 3...2...1..