When Warner Bros. made its intentions known to re-adapt Stephen King's epic novel "It," I was dismissive of it. I thought the made-for-TV movie was sufficient and it carried some good memories for me. Further, how do you adapt that material for a two-hour film? Then Cary Fukunaga came aboard to write and direct. I liked his work in Sin Nombre, but nothing about that film screamed he was ready for IT.
But now I've been watching his work on True Detective, my new favorite show (courtesy of HBO) and, whoa baby…what he's doing there is phenomenal. Now, I'd like to see what he's going to do with IT. Coincidentally, Collider caught up to that film's producer, and got an update.
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.”
So, it looks like we'll be waiting a bit longer until we see any kind of redo, but consider me very curious now.