Cary Fukunaga Drops New Line Cinema's Stephen King's IT!?

Cary Fukunaga Drops New Line Cinemas Stephen Kings IT!?

Stephen King‘s IT adaptation has hit a major snag with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) leaving the director’s chair causing major delays in principal photography. It was reported that Fukunaga felt creatively compromised and with the filming starting in mid-June 2015, he jumped ship. The new IT movie has been delayed until further notice.  Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema wanted to cut the budget down to 1 movie and cut the budget down from a pre-approved $30 million. Ben Mendelsohn was also originally sought out to star as Pennywise the Clown but passed on the role because of a pay cut; this led to Will Poulter being sought next as Pennywise the Clown. Not too sure if Poulter will stick around also. We also included a tweet from Stephen King. Long live Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown!

Stephen King Tweeted the following about the IT Remake


It (2017)

Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Neil Crone, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Bogaert, Isabelle Nélisse, Edie Inksetter, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Grazer, Cyndy Day, Jack Dylan Grazer, Geoffrey Pounsett, Joe Bostick, Roberto Campanella, Elizabeth Saunders, Will Poulter, Janet Porter, Liz Gordon, Anthony Ulc, Paige Rosamond, David Katzenberg, Logan Thompson, Memo Díaz Capt., Pip Dwyer, Chantal Vachon
Directors: Andrés Muschietti, Andy Muschietti
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Year: 2017
Runtime: 135
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, Stephen King
Producers: Richard Brener, Doug Davison, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith, Walter Hamada, David Katzenberg, Niija Kuykendall, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti, Dave Neustadter, Jon Silk
Musicians: Benjamin Wallfisch
Editors: Jason Ballantine

Source: thewrap.com

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