Warner Bros has hired filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, of Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, to direct their new adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
The adaptation of King’s novel will be split into two films.
The original Stephen King novel was quite lengthy and many criticized that the TV mini-series in 1990 left out a lot of material.
Fukunaga will co-write the script with Chase Palmer, of Neo-Noir and the unproduced Dune.
The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, even though they have no memory of the first battle.
One thought is that the first film would focus on the kids in the Loser’s Club and the second movie would focus on the adults when Pennywise returns.