While it is hard to imagine anyone outside of Andy Muschietti being responsible for directing the 2017 blockbuster release of Stephen King‘s ‘It‘, at one point Cary Fukunaga was in the director’s chair and has now opened up to why he left the project. In fact, when most outlets had first found out that Fukunaga had left the production, it felt like a lost cause as his dark vision for the first season of ‘True Detective’ was what made the idea of this movie seem feasible in the first place. Thankfully, we were all wrong and were given a film that resonated with fans and critics alike.
While hints were shared of creative differences with New Line Cinema, Fukunaga had never really gone into detail as to what had soured the deal. Now he has shared that “I think it was fear on their [New Line’s] part, that they couldn’t control me.” He explained this that while he is often thought of as an “uncompromising” director that he feels more like a “collaborator.” So as to Fukunaga’s perception he had to leave the project as the studio didn’t think he’d be willing to make changes that either the studio or budget would require.
While moviegoers are quite happy with how things turned out, it will always be curious as to imagine what a Fukunaga directed ‘It’ would have been like. While the director retains a writing credit on the first film, he won’t have one on ‘It: Chapter 2‘ which makes you wonder how much of his vision was incorporated in the first outing.
Do you wish Cary Fukunaga had been able to direct the first ‘It’ or are you happy how things turned out? How do you think the film would have ended up different had he been able to? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant