I’ve been on a small screen kick lately, burning through series after series hoping to find my new obsession. While “The Killing” is one of my new fav series, HBO’s “True Detective” is looking to take it a step further. Even though the show’s incredible four episode debut is likely due to the talents of the writing staff, director Cary Fukunaga has still done an impressive job delivering his own style to the show.
It’s been awhile since we talked about the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT,” so here’s a reminder that Fukunaga was tapped to write and direct the second coming of Pennywise. While we wish it were his next feature, he’s unfortunately doing an indie first, and then likely revisiting King’s classic, the film’s producer, Dan Lin, tells Collider. Still, it’ll be worth the wait.
“Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s “It” for me, and I’m really excited for that,” explains Lin. “So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with “True Detective.” I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s “It.” So I’m really excited about that.”
The film 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.
The novel is set in 1958 and 1985, though the feature version will be set in the present day.