Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Looking for New Pennywise
Set to start shooting this summer is the re-adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the first of two parts being directed by Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”). Many have been speculating on who will be taking over the role of Pennywise, and though we don’t yet have any answers, we’re getting pretty close. Read on!
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Portuguese newspaper O Globo recently had a chat with Fukunaga, wherein he talked a little bit about the project. The most interesting bit of news is that the hunt for Pennywise is on with pre-production now in full swing.
“I’ve been in this project for about five years,” said Fukunaga. “I had already read versions of the script, but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two-hour movie. It didn’t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.”
“This will be my first movie in the US, and I’m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise. It’s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates (the story is originally set in the 60′s), dynamics; but the spirit is similar to what he’d like to see in cinemas, I think.”
Set to go places that the 1990 TV mini-series simply was not able to, this second adaptation of the classic novel will be split into two parts, chronicling the childhood and then adult life of the main characters. At this time Fukunaga is only attached to direct the first part.