Stephen King’s It May Start Filming in 2016; Two Movies Still Planned
Director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) was originally set to bring the production to life, but ended up leaving last year due to creative differences. For a while it looked as though It wasn’t going to move forward, but in an interview with Collider, producer Roy Lee discussed the film’s new director – Andy Muscietti (Mama) – as well as upcoming production plans:
As far back as 2009, Warner Bros had been planning on making two feature length It films. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that the studio secured Cary Fukunaga as director and co-writer of the adapted script. Fukunaga ended up leaving the project in 2015, saying that when it came to working with the studio, “Every little thing was being rejected and asked for changes.” Fukunaga had wanted a more exploratory take on the source material, whereas Roy Lee is careful to assure fans that the film will be more like the novel.“It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.”
Lee went on to say that the final draft of the script is “very close” to being turned in and that both It films will claim R ratings. That seems more than appropriate when it comes to the story of a shape shifting, evil presence that often takes the form of a sewer dwelling, child murdering clown.“It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work… We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”
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