Stephen King’s It will be the next horror movie that’s getting a remake. Now the film has a new director and writer for what is planned to be a two part adaptation of the book.
This time around the story will be adapted by Cary Fukunaga, who will co-write along with Chase Palmer who adapted Dune. Seth Graham-Smith and David Katzenberg will be producing with their KatzSmith Productions. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are also attached to produce the project.
Warmer acquired the rights to the film in 2009 and while it was originally going to be just one movie, the new plan is to take the dense novel and adapted it into two different films.
Like the miniseries from 1990, the story will tell the story of a group of kids called the Losers Club and their battle with It, a creature who preys on children and takes on the form of an evil clown called Pennywise. The group has to get back together again when the sadistic creature returns, the only problem is that they have no memory of the first battle.
Fukunaga was most recently the filmmaker of Jane Eyre, he is also set to direct True Detective for HBO with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey attached to star. He won the directing award at Sundance for his film Sin Nombre.
The original book was published in 1986 and in 1990 was adapted into the film which starred John Ritter and Harry Anderson with Tim Curry playing the creepy clown Pennywise.