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We all know Stephen King’s works are really hot right now and while most of us are sick of remakes (here’s looking at you ‘Carrie’), a new adaptation of ‘IT’ has me interested. While no real details have been released about the film that’ll bring Pennywise back to the big screen, what we do know is that it looks like Cary Fukunaga (‘Sin Nombre’,’ Jane Eyre’) is going to be writing and directing the film. If you aren’t familiar with his name you might be familiar with his most recent work that has fully caught my attention as he is the man behind HBO’s current hit series, ‘True Detective’.

I am such a huge fan of what he’s done with the show that it’s skyrocketed into my top 5 favorites at the moment.

According to producer Dan Lin (‘Terminator: Salvation’, ‘The Lego Movie’):

“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.”

I have to agree that the darker back and forth story telling of ‘True Detective’ gives a lot of hope on where he will go with the ‘IT’. If you’re not familiar with the story (where have you been?), here is a synopsis of the story:

Book Synopsis:

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name…

I’m pretty sure any child born within fifteen years of ‘IT” being releases on the small screen can clearly link all of their hatred and fear of clowns directly towards that film. Pennywise is to this day one of the creepiest on screen characters to have been invented.

Are you excited to hear that ‘IT’ may finally be moving forward? Are you more excited (as I am) that Cary Fukunamga is still attached to the film?  Share your thoughts below!

Source: Slash Film