Stephen King Tweets IT Remake May Be Dead After Cary Fukunaga Quits

Posted: May 26 2015, 5:32am CDT | by , Updated: May 26 2015, 5:37am CDT, in News | Latest Movie News


Stephen King Tweets Remake of IT may be Dead
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  • Stephen King confirms remake of ‘IT’ may be dead!

Stephen King confirmed the remake of his novel ‘It’ has been delayed indefinitely after director Cary Fukunaga quit earlier.

Stephen King took to twitter to confirm the adaptation of his novel ‘It’ has been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. King’s novel ‘IT’ was released in 1986 and was turned into a TV show in 1990. A reboot in the form of a film was slated to start production in June 2015 but now it seems the project is either halted or deserted.

On Monday King tweeted to his 721K followers that the remake of ‘IT’ may now be ‘Dead’ or maybe even ‘Undead’ but his fans will always have Tim Curry, who is still probably floating down the sewers of Derry.  

The tweet from Stephen King came two hours after it was reported by The Wrap that the director for ‘IT’ Cary Fukunaga has quit the project. Writer/Director Fukunaga is famous for his work on the hit HBO series True Detective, which score Fukunaga an Emmy Award last year.

According to the reports Fukunaga and the Studio had numerous clashes over budget cuts. Fukunaga apparently wanted to make two films based on ‘IT’ but the studio only wanted the novel to be adapted into one film.

Fukunaga was also not very happy about the $30 million budget for the first film, while the Studio did not like Fukunaga’s idea of shooting in New York City which is very costly. Will Poulter the star from ‘The Maze Runner’ was set to star in the film adaptation of ‘IT’ but it seems Poluter may never get to play the character of Tim Curry.

Stephen King’s novel ‘IT’ is based on a group of bullied children living in Maine who have to battle a murderous clown when they grow up due to their past. The novel was adapted into a series by the ABC network in 1990 and earned 36.7 million ratings during its run along with an Emmy Award.  

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