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You Might Have to Wait a Bit Longer for that IT Remake

It coverWhen Warner Bros. made its intentions known to re-adapt Stephen King's epic novel "It," I was dismissive of it.  I thought the made-for-TV movie was sufficient and it carried some good memories for me.  Further, how do you adapt that material for a two-hour film?  Then Cary Fukunaga came aboard to write and direct.  I liked his work in Sin Nombre, but nothing about that film screamed he was ready for IT.

But now I've been watching his work on True Detective, my new favorite show (courtesy of HBO) and, whoa baby…what he's doing there is phenomenal.  Now, I'd like to see what he's going to do with IT.  Coincidentally, Collider caught up to that film's producer, and got an update.

Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that.”

So, it looks like we'll be waiting a bit longer until we see any kind of redo, but consider me very curious now.

  • Mumm-Ra

    I was thinking the same thing. How do you cram that much material into a 2 hour movie without losing important details. If the directer is good and they up the creepiness it might be a good film.

    • Matt Aaron Harper

      If we get two 2.5 hour movies from Fukunaga, it’s going to be amazing. Dude does creepy RIDICULOUSLY well. And “True Detective” is basically him showing off how well he can handle a story taking place at two different times, which is obviously crucial for “It.”

      • Mumm-Ra

        I agree, it will be amazing if they do a 2 part movie. It has worked well with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

      • RTurek

        Totally agree. And nice point about handling time structure. That didn’t even occur to me.

        • Matt Aaron Harper

          My mind is trying to workout which scene he’s going to do his beloved extended single take on if he does make this movie. One of the “hi-ho silver!” bike bits would be fun.