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Cary Fukunaga Explains Why He Departed Stephen King’s It

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Originally set to begin production this summer, the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s It recently ran into a major speed bump when Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) and New Line had a falling out, leaving the project without a director. Now, Fukunaga explains what happened.

Per Entertainment Weekly, Fukunaga has revealed this week what it was that caused him to depart the two-part adaptation, and he cites a simple case of clashing visions as the downfall of his involvement in bringing Pennywise to the big screen.

It’s never easy,” he says. “Chase [Palmer] and I had been working on that script for probably three years. There was a lot of our childhood and our experience in it. Ultimately, we and New Line have to agree on the kind of movie we want to make, and we just wanted to make different movies.

It’s like a relationship,” he continued. “You can try to make the other person who you want them to be, but it’s impossible really to change. You just have to work.”

As we reported last month, Mama director Andy Muschietti is set to take over the directorial reins. A new script is currently in the works.

King’s massive 1986 novel — with 1,136 pages in its original publication — was adapted as a TV miniseries in 1991 starring the late John Ritter and Tim Curry. The story follows seven outcast children who come together over summer break to take on a monster troubling their town, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

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