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Warners To Split Stephen King’s ‘It’ Into Two Films

Warner Bros. is planning to split It into two films amd has tapped Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s horror thriller with Fukunaga co-writing the script with Chase Palmer, reports Variety.

Warner Bros. tapped Dave Kajganich to adapt the novel in 2009 and had planned for a single movie at that point. ““It” centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and again in 1985, when the cycle begins again.

The novel was previously adapted into a 1990 ABC miniseries.

A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project. Jon Silk is co-producing.



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