Director Cary Fukunaga exits Stephen King’s “It” reboot reportedly due to creative differences.
The “Jane Eyre” helmer was tasked to bring re-introduce “Pennywise” to the big screen, directing Will Poulter in his portrayal of the hellish clown.
However, it seems that the project has hit a rough patch, as the “True Detective” season 1 helmer has left the project, reportedly due to a number of issues with New Line.
“It,” which recently transferred from Warner Bros.
to New Line, was originally planned to be divided into two installments, “each revolving around the same group of characters, as children and adults thirty years older (respectively), and each film dealing with their ongoing attempts to kill the mysterious creature haunting them (a.k.a.
Pennywise),” according to Screen Rant .
The Wrap claims that problems surfaced when the reboot transferred to New Line.
Below are some of the reasons cited by the source.
Their report also added that “New Line was getting cold feet about the project in the wake of the less-than-stellar opening of “Poltergeist,” which featured a clown in its marketing materials.” As it stands, “the King adaptation is on indefinite hold at best, dead in the water at worst, for the time being,” according to Screen Rant.
The creator of the killer clown shared a few words on his Twitter following Fukunaga’s exit.
Tim Curry played Pennywise in the “It” TV mini-series in 1990.