Possible New Director For “It”
The big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It may have a new director.
Andy Mushietti is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, currently in talks to direct the story, which, as previously reported, will be released in two parts. Mushietti helmed 2013’s Mama, a $15 million dollar film which raked in over $71 million for Universal Pictures.
Mushietti would take over from original director Cary Fukanaga, director of True Detective, who left the project.
No firm start date has yet been established. Originally it was slated to roll before cameras late June – but developments obviously put an end to those plans. Also, it may take a while for the casting to be cemented.
Published in 1986, King’s tale concerns an evil entity which terrorises Derry – a small Maine town – and appears to its victims in the form of a clown called Pennywise. A group of town kids band together to defeat the creature – a task they seemingly accomplish – but later find themselves, as adults, fighting it once again.
The novel was previously adapted into a miniseries, which aired on ABC in 1990. Tim Curry played Pennywise.