Stephen King’s IT remake is finally moving forward

Good news about the long-gestating reboot of Stephen King’s It

Tim Curry as Pennywise in the TV movie of It
Tim Curry as Pennywise in the TV movie of It

Cary Fukunaga’s film of Stephen King’s It has been in development for so long that it’s been easy to lose faith.

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However, producer Dan Lin has good news. Speaking to Vulture, he gave a hugely encouraging update on the state of the project.

“The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot. 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. You guys are gonna be really excited.”

We’re definitely excited for the True Detective director’s take on King’s classic, which Lin has confirmed is still going to be split into two films.

“The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth.”

The only downside at the moment is that Fukunaga is only committed to directing the first, although the site notes that he’s in negotiations to write the second film.

The films also have the blessing of the man himself. ““The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,” said Lin. “We didn’t want to make this unless he felt it was the right way to go, and 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.”

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