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It Remake Secures New Director

Pennywise in the film IT

As we previously reported, Cary Fukunaga has departed the It remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. At the time of his departure, the future of the project seemed up in the air but today brings news that the project is still moving forward and a new director is attached.

The finished version of the project is expected to be split into two separate feature films. The first will take place while the protagonists are children and the second installment will cover the portion of the book that unfolds when the children have grown up.

As we previously reported, actor Will Poulter was expected to play the killer clown in the film. However, at this point, his involvement is unclear. He has previously appeared in We’re The Millers and will also be popping up in the feature film, The Revenant. The character was previously depicted by Tim Curry in the original adaptation.

The source material of both the 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King tome of the same name. Fukunaga was very eager to communicate to fans that the reboot would stay very close to the source material. But with a new director on board, it’s anyone’s guess as to where the film will go.

No additional details on the upcoming project at this time but stay tuned to the site in the coming months and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dogs, and cat hat(s).
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