Warner Bros. is planning to split ‘IT’ into two films and has tapped Cary Fukunaga to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s horror thriller with Fukunaga co-writing the script with Chase Palmer.
A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project.
Warner Bros. tapped Dave Kajganich to adapt the novel in 2009 and had planned for a single movie at that point. “It” centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and again in 1985, when the cycle begins again.
I was never overly impressed by the original television mini-series/movie, so I’m interested to see what’ll happen with this project. I think splitting IT into two films is actually a good idea, it’s a massive book with quite a lot of information that was left out of the original film.