Cary Fukanaga has been knocking at the door of success for a while now, and looks set to break into the mainstream. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the director of Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre will co-write and direct a new two film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel It. Being one Stephen King’s most dense novels, Warner Bros decided to split the production up into two films. The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, even though they have no memory of the first battle.
It was originally adapted as a miniseries starring Tim Curry as the murderous clown Pennywise. While I wish Fukanaga was getting his chance at proving himself with original material, directors have had great success with Stephen King adaptations and he has the visual sense to pull off this novel.
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