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‘It’ Director Pulls Out Amidst Studio Clashes

The Wrap is reporting that “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga is no longer attached to New Line’s film adaptation of the Stephen King’s It. Filming, which was to take place this summer, has been postponed.

The reason for Fukunaga’s departure is that he apparently was clashing with the studio regarding his vision and the budget that they were willing to offer. An example is that he wanted to film in New York, which has higher rates than other locations.

Originally, the project was to be done under Warner Bros. but it moved to New Line in recent weeks. A source told The Wrap that one of the reasons for the budget concerns may have been the lukewarm opening Poltergeist, which also heavily used a clown in their marketing.

Fukunaga’s vision for It was to create two separate films, one which tackled the protagonists as children and the second film to focus on them as adults. Will Poulter (We’re The Millers) was cast to play the villainous clown “Pennywise”.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on things to see what develops. As it stands, this is a sad day as it seemed that everything was in place for a possibly visionary take on King’s terrifying story.


150 Comments
  • Dave

    Well, this sucks. Hopefully they can land a great horror director for this and make something worth while. Hopes aren’t up though.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Uh no. None of us are in the mood for someone else’s take now. The cool thing about cary was that he WAS NOT a horror filmmaker. An actual A list talent dabbling in this gooey genre.

    • EvilHead1981

      The thing is, great horror directors nowadays are really rare.

  • Christian

    That’s quite stupid to let such a talent leave. Haven’t they seen what Fukunaga can do? Idiots. No hope for this what so ever now.

  • James Fox

    God damn it New Line just give Fukunaga whatever he wants the man is a genius. True Detective is my favorite single season of any TV show ever.

  • wehoaks

    Not a good sign for this project. And Jesus execs are the dumbest people on the planet. “That there clown didn’t work in promoting a watered down remake of a classic film so wes probably shouldn’t make ner mere movies with clowns in em if they have a true original take.” “Yer right. Call up a music video director, cut that there budget and let’s water down this remake ter. Deeeeeerp I’m an exec.”

    • Cody

      Good point. And I know many non-horror fans who are much more familiar with IT than Poltergeist. To compare both useages of clowns in these films is stupid. One who is minor and the other is the major character in the film. Stupid reasoning in that respect.

      • wehoaks

        Execs are some the dumbest and talentless people in the industry. They make decisions based solely on making it look they actually do shit to make it look like they earn Their paycheck. They are usually creatively bankrupt people with nothing real to offer. I’ll never forget a note we got on a show I was writing on: could you make the end of act three the end of act one. “So you want the end of the show, the result of the episode to be 7 minutes into the show?” Yeah it’s just so fun why wait for it. “You do know that means everything has to change for that to make sense” no it doesn’t it’s just a small note. Everything else can stay the same.

        Long story short we turned in a fake draft with the change and went back to the old script the next day after this dipshit read it and said “not sure why you did that drastic of a chance because now it makes no sense”. Idiots. Most of them idiots.

        • Billy Pop

          You were a writer for TV? Then why all the spelling and punctuation errors? For shame.

          • wehoaks

            I wasnt a writer for TV. I am a writer for TV. And ooooh burn I’m crushed. Thank god a writer’s assistant does the actual typing most of the time then eh? But next time I quickly comment using my phone I’ll be sure to make sure it’s all peachy keen. And now I know scripts can’t have those errors either. Thanks for opening my eyes. Should I keep writing my scripts with my phone too and continue not using final draft because we all know a comment on a message board is very indicative of actual professional writing. By the way suck my seem when you finish reading this.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            You don’t know the rules of having a job? You can’t ever make a mistake in regards to anything pertaining to your job. Ever.

            If you’re a math teacher you can NEVER get a problem wrong.

          • wehoaks

            That is the rule to life. Perfection is a must, especially when commenting on a message board via your phone.

          • I Am Colossus

            Rob Zombie hates you!

          • Krueg518

            LMAO… God, its so hard to ignore all these golden nuggets of bull shit comments… I am trying so hard…

          • I Am Colossus

            Oh they’re nuggets alright

          • I Am Colossus

            Aren’t you on an article criticizing peoples decisions as done by description of their job? You fucking hypocritical hippo

          • I Am Colossus

            Oh shut the fuck up fatty

          • Billy Pop

            Lol. And he’s so pretentious he can’t take a little ribbing too. Why don’t ya cry about it? Am I supposed to be impressed or scared? I guess that depends how high my eyebrows are…

          • wehoaks

            okay cool sounds good.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            What a clown…

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Awww it’s cute how jealous people get.

          • I Am Colossus

            You’re not cute, Ridleydidlydumbledore

          • Billy Pop

            I’m one of those people who farts and smells it afterwards…you know what I mean.

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  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Oh of course the one horror movie with a real filmmaker behind it has him pull out. Of course. We can’t ever have anything nice, classy and cerebral!

    Ah well, at least we have Refn doing a horror movie. And at least Aronofsky made one.

  • Khy

    Fuck New Line. Fuck studios. Just when I was starting to get confident in this happening…here we go with this. I don’t get it- you hire a guy with a strong vision and then you don’t want to support said vision. I shouldn’t be surprised- that’s just how it goes with these idiots.
    Guess we’ll have to wait another 10 years for a water downed shitty version of this with a “yes man” as director.

    • wehoaks

      No soul in filmmaking anymore. All so Bland.

      • Khy

        New Line will probably do like you said and snatch up some young music video director with no vision other than what they give him, probably cast a few teen stars, take the 1990 miniseries screenplay and condense it to 90 minutes, throw in lots of jump scares, a generic score, and there’s our movie. Fast, cheap, and lazy just how they like it.

        • Robadude32

          Poltergeist remake pretty much sums things up. I agree with your premise.

        • EvilHead1981

          Not wrong on that one. Warner Bros(who own New Line), will probably just give the remake to Platinum Dunes. Basically get Michael Bay, Fuller and Form to produce, hire some music video director to head the project(could be young in the business, or could be Marcus Nispel yet again), and get some fuckin’ hack to write the script. Bang, you got your self a watered down piece of shit aiming for the “lowest common denominator” audience. Hire some fuckin’ hot CW or MTV stars, and you got yourself a movie the teens and tween will toss their money at. Just don’t forget to make it PG-13!!

  • Azzo J Webb

    Good They Need To Stop Making Crappy Remakes Of Classic’s

    • Khy

      ….This wasn’t a remake of the 1990 miniseries. It was a re-adaptation of the original 1986 novel which is VASTLY different in tone, style, and atmosphere. This would’ve been a proper adaptation with a creative director behind it. Now with him out, we may very well be getting your so called “crappy remake”.

      • Azzo J Webb

        I know it was not a remake of the mini series it was agunna be a remake of the film

    • wehoaks

      Easy on the caps lock Jaden Smith.

      • I Am Colossus

        Shut the fuck up fat kid

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Idiot mongoloid.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      You will never be googleable and you will never be a worthy contributor to society.

    • Randl Woodward

      This is a good example of a property that could use a remake since the TV version wasnt all that great imo. Pennywise was great put the movie really wasn’t.

      • Krueg518

        I can agree… sort of. I know what you mean, its weak in parts but still very good for what it is IMO. Now if you want to see a borefest watch The Shining mini series.

    • John Wills

      Classic??? What are you smoking? The original was great when I was a kid. Now its just garbage. Read the novel and tell me this mini series is a classic… Ill wait.

      • Azzo J Webb

        Classic always stays classics no matter how old you are

  • Lucca Cantisano

    WHAT??? He was THE hope for this… Well, sorry, it’s doomed.

    • Robadude32

      Doooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeeddddddd!!!!

  • Cody James Ong

    New Stephen King’s IT Fan Trailer I edited, Im upset with Fukunaga dropping out, hopefully it doesn’t fall to the dumpster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQ3tN6GuvY

  • Randl Woodward

    Just please for the love of christ dont use Poltergeist 2015 as your muse. PUT SOME FUCKING HEART INTO IT!!

  • REC03

    i am beyond disappointed right now. 🙁

  • eagleye

    Bummer. He was the right guy for the job.

  • Golic

    maybe New Line will come to their senses, and give him what he wants…LMFAO!!!! Seriously, fuck New Line.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      I’m optimistic that we will get another Twin Peaks situation.

  • dejectedchuckle

    Shit, with him as director I was on board for this. Now who knows what this project will end up like.

  • Mr. Dry

    Whaaaaaat? NO!

  • B.B. Booey

    I give up. I can’t imagine that they’ll find someone better than Fukunaga. I want to be wrong, because I love the source material and want an adaptation without claymation spiders and washed-up tv actors. I imagine what will come of this is a visual collage of horror movie cliches, CGI spiders, and soon-to-be-washed-up CW stars.

    • Krueg518

      STOP LOOKING AT ME SWAN!!!!

      • I Am Colossus

        Fat ass

    • wehoaks

      Yup. Pretty much lost hope on this one now.

  • Billy Pop

    Film execs don’t care about us. It’s obvious. I not only loved the entire premise for everything I heard about it, but for the first time in a long time I was fucking stoked to see a Stephen King adaptation.We should all finally band together and agree not to see this trash unless our demands are met. If WE want a good horror movie let’s fucking TAKE it. We are the fans! We are the reason this genre is profitable! We ARE STEPHEN KING’S “IT”!. WHO’S WITH ME!!! DON’T GO SEE THIS UNLESS IT’S DONE WELL!!! MAKE IT FAIL!!! STEPHEN KING HAS TO BE WITH US TOO!!! COME ON KING!!! YOU KNOW!!! TELL EM MOTHERFUCKER!!!!

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      The WE you speak of is a very small part of the entire audience, sadly.

      And King already raised his white flag on Twitter.

      • Billy Pop

        Well let’s figure out a way to tell EVERYONE! This is fucking lame. New Line should really come to this site and take a look.

        • Riku Ruohomäki

          Change.org, maybe? Let’s see how many votes of support this movie would get. And if the petition does get a lot of support, maybe some entertainment sites would pick up the story? Just maybe. The changes might be slim, but let’s get the ball rolling and see how it goes. I don’t have the energy to start another campaign (I once started a semi-successful FB campaign to get a certain movie a theatrical release in Finland), but if someone would like to do it, I would gladly support it. One thing I’ve learned from my experiences: be active, be vocal, and you will get noticed!

    • Riku Ruohomäki

      We, people, should do a campaign! Let’s see how many votes this would get. Gary Fukunaga, the man behind critically acclaimed hit series True Detective, wants to do a horror movie and there’s a studio exec who thinks this is a bad idea? Why? How? I don’t get this, I really don’t.

  • We are only allowed to have cheap ass garbage horror films these days with 20 lame sequels. It’s very rare to see a good horror movie come out in America anymore. Just your found footage trash and demon possession films and the like.

    I was super hopeful for this film because I loved the original and the project sounded like it had potential. That was of course squashed!

    • “It’s very rare to see a good horror movie come out in America anymore.”

      That’s insane. Maybe if you’re talking mainstream studio fare, but the independent horror scene is thriving. Ti West, Fede Avarez, David Robert Mitchell and pretty much everybody involved with the V/H/S franchise represent genuinely unique cinematic voices, and that’s just naming a few. They’re not all amazing instaclassics, but it’s not hard to find a new clever little horror movie on Netflix if you know how to look.

      Agreed on IT for Blu Ray. I wouldn’t get too bummed out about this remake – I would be SHOCKED if they didn’t replace him. A story like IT doesn’t just sit around not getting turned into movies, you know?

      • James

        It’s been sitting around for a while now unfortunately. The problem isn’t getting another director. They need to keep it multiple films and a big budget to do the story justice.

  • EvilHead1981

    Meh, this whole concept could’ve been a great thing. A horror movie approached seriously, with intent to show the truly horrific ideas of the novel put to the silver screen in a series of movies(I think they originally wanted three). Now, the suits have spoken… appeal to the vapid masses, the stupid teenagers and brain dead audience that need to be stimulated every couple of minutes by a jump scare, because…. THAT’S WHAT HORROR IS ABOUT! Fuck the suits. Executives ruin everything good in life. There should be a war against that kind of sheer fuckery! Maybe get all those fuckers, ply into a rocket and send it on a one-way trip to the Sun.

    • Matthew

      We should bombard the movie studios with EvilHead1981’s comments. Over and over and over again. Because he or she is absolutely right on all counts.

  • Matthew

    This is a huge mistake on New Line’s part.

  • Krueg518

    Too bad, i was interested to see a closer adaption to the book.

  • It seems ridiculous that New Line would scrap the whole project and not just ditch Fukunaga.

  • Fivezenses

    New York’s film tax credit is only good in the Hudson Valley (30% since 2013). Everywhere else in the state is sky-high in price, no tax credit in Manhattan anymore (that’s why everyone is going to Atlanta with it’s 30-40% tax credit). It costs almost triple if you shoot in manhattan (What would cost $12,000 in the hudson valley, would cost $30,000-$50,000 in the Manhattan area, hence why the tv show “Gotham” is so price for production value).

    Anyway, I’m not a fan of remakes and it has to have an amazing script and truly great vision for me to get on board. This whole splitting into two movies sounds like a very lucrative move for the studios. It also sets up to rake in a lot more money that way, which helps in making other films in the future as well.

    But the studio heads/execs are putting up LOTS of red tape and going over with a serious fine tooth comb that I see this project getting shelved for the entire summer of 2015.) I see this being released in the fall of 2016 because of this bullshit.

    The studio needs to stop thinking with their head and more with their heart and gut-intuition on horror projects for film and television. They need to stop sometimes and look at it as something amazing for the audiences and not dollar signs splashed all over. This is what costs most companies to screw up when they think this way and piss off fans more.

    Best example right now? Cancelation of amazing horror or sci-fi shows! Firefly is the NUMBER one example! Fox canceled that and over 10 years later people are still pissed off! The studio needs to look at online viewing more because those that watch through HULU or the streaming service for cable networks, is where the ratings are. They need to get on board with that. I know over 100 people that have cancelled their cable and just gone for super high speed internet, invested in HULU/Netflix/HBO Now and spend less than $80 a month on internet and digital streaming. And if studios think about it, iTunes is leading the way to view movies that are released on the day they go into theater. Right now it’s mostly independent/indie flicks from film festivals from top directors and actors, but it’s $5-10 cheaper than wasting money on gas and snacks at the theater, let alone ticket prices are going through the roof.

    So if any studio’s from hollywood jump on here and read this, just know that if you are going more towards digital and listening to your fans of the horror genre, you’ll make money hand over fist, but also really help make movies that we all want to truly see. Get back to where we love it. Stuff that has serious psychological tension and suspense is a great way to thrill those horror fans the most.

    • I Am Colossus

      Shit, they don’t mind splitting some fucking shit pile like The Hobbit or Mockingbird into 8 different movies, but theyll shut IT down as fast as possible. Idiots

      • James

        It’s mind boggling

  • Angel Cas Van Atta

    Stephen King’s It would have done really really well compared to Poltergeist. I mean, c’mon. Sure we wanna see Poltergeist, but it’s more of a Redbox/Netflix thing. When we’re deciding against taking the kids to see Tomorrowland or catching Mad Max on the big screen compared to Poltergeist, there’s just no contest. The following behind It though is huge. It could stand up to movies like Mad Max because it brings the same type of following. The same type of excitement. Way to crush my dreams, New Line. This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Hopefully they’ll just get a new director. Maybe somebody who is seasoned in the genre.

    • Nohea Brown

      Did you not see True Detective?

      • GinsuVictim

        Anyone who can direct Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey without it turning into a peyote fueled, naked drum circle is a genius.

        • James

          I’m pretty sure this wins the comment of the day!

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Yup, because guys who only do horror are the only ones who make good horror movies. Poopy man.

  • Ricky Daniels

    how about james wan im sure he would do a great job

    • ragethorn

      STOP! Now you sound like New Line.

      • I Am Colossus

        Saw, the original, was the only thing he’s done IMO. These other movies are soooooo fucking stupid that I can’t make it through them without busting out cackling at the fucking premise.

        • ragethorn

          Conjuring was fantastic.

          • James

            Conjuring was his only good film

      • Ricky Daniels

        only suggesting a directer whom i really like

        • ragethorn

          Actually, it’s not that bad of a suggestion. I was just upset lol

    • James

      No that would be a terrible idea.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      I love me some James Wan, but CARY fucking FUKUNAGA is like…on one level, and James Wan is on another.

  • Evan3

    This is exceedingly awful news. Almost as bad as Marvel canning Edgar Wright. And as was my decision with Ant-Man, I will now not see a Fukunaga-less It.

  • Davidaja

    Been saying for years that with so much material in the novel that it would make a good mini-series on Showtime or HBO; I mean like maybe 2 seasons of 12 episodes that flip between the characters as kids and adults, kind of like King did in the book. Heck, if they did it with “Under the Dome”, they could sure do it with “It”. And also with cable, they could more effectively use the language and violence that was in the novel.

  • Raul Calvo

    Another reason to despise the Poltergeist remake.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    Those bums!

  • Darkness Deer

    Ah! Oh no this is tragic!! It’s due a re-fresh! I love the old one but it needed Fukunaga slow build up & beautifully creepy visuals!

  • ragethorn

    I’m sorry but if you’re so worried about how a movie will do on opening weekend, don’t release it after 2 of the biggest movies of the year.

    First AoU, then Mad Max, then Poltergeist remake starring a bankrupt Sam Rockwell. Did anybody at New Line graduate from high school?

  • I Am Colossus

    Man the industries fickle. I hate the old IT (yea you read that right). I’ve watched it a few times and wasnt nearly engrossed in it as the book. So, I, personally, was looking forward to a different take on this material. I was excited for Poltergeist at first. But after I had seen a trailer where they kind of rehashed the face-tearing-off scene BADLY, I was out. IT could be a different story all together. The source material is vast. Of course Poltergeist opened look warm, but its an entirely opposite clown movie. FTI

    • ragethorn

      The best part of IT (1990) was Tim Curry. PERIOD. END. FORGET ABOUT IT. CASE CLOSED.

      • I Am Colossus

        Agreed!

  • ragethorn

    BTW, First Silent Hills? Now this? Horror has taken a huge step back in 2015.

  • James

    Really? Claiming the use of the clown in poltergeist is in any way an indication of how IT will be received is crazy. The problem with IT is that you either have to fully go for it or leave it be. If you don’t do it justice it’ll bomb. However, if they actually pull the film off the fans would go crazy and you’ll have a hit on your hands. This is depressing news though. Hopefully new line gets their heads out of their asses and realize what needs to be done to actually bring this story to the big screen.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Does that include the 7 child gangbang?

      • James

        Preferably not?

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        Moron.

        • Silas Butler

          Have you even read the book, moron?
          Although, reading that passage was plenty… I do not want to see any visualizations of that.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Yes moron. And it’s annoying how everyone brings it up. It’s so obvious.

          • Silas Butler

            Oh… my bad. I didn’t realize you’ve heard this talked about 50 times. Let me make sure you still know about it though: THERE’S A GANGBANG IN THE SEWER WITH THE KIDS FROM STEPHEN KING’S IT.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Typical punk.

          • Silas Butler

            Typical Cynic.

          • James

            How is he being cynical?

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            He just wanted to use a big and fancy word.

          • I Am Colossus

            Typical clown

        • I Am Colossus

          Shut your flabby lips fat faced clown

      • Jamroast

        Are the Duggars involved with this project?

      • Christopher Pelton

        Well played sir! I’m guessing that people who didn’t actually read the book aren’t going to get that reference, but I guess they’ll get worked up about it.

        • James

          No we get the reference

          • Christopher Pelton

            Well that’s good thing then. See it’s all about people talking about things that they don’t know anything about. If you have that knowledge then it elevates you over whole lot of people here.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Hahahaha. The broken records. Idiots. All of them.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            It’s pretty commonplace and annoying at this point.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          Everybody at this point gets the reference, because it’s been said ad nauseam. I’m guessing the people who mention it haven’t read the book, because that’s all they seem to offer in terms of details from the book. Hmm. Very suspicious.

          • Christopher Pelton

            I’m sure someone will alleviate your suspicions at some point, but I don’t waste my time dealing with little trolls. And yes, whether you want to admit it or not, it’s what you are. Now go ahead and counter point by telling me you’re not, because that is predictable troll behavior. Or you could prove me wrong by being the bigger man.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Ok

          • wehoaks

            There’s no great trolly behavior than calling someone a troll because they don’t agree with you. Troll.

      • Krueg518

        Will Ben have the biggest trouser trout in the movie too???

      • I Am Colossus

        Aw man! Awhahahahaha laughed out fucking LOUD

  • Khy

    What hurts the most about this is Cary just wasn’t the director- he’s spent the last 3 years of his life writing this and pouring everything into it. So even if they do get another director it just won’t feel right going on without Cary at the helm. He should be able to bring his baby to life. Meh maybe things will turn around like they did with David Lynch/Twin Peaks. *crosses fingers*

    • Spooky Samantha

      This is why many screenwriters envy novelists. Complete creative control.

  • Necrogeddon666

    Meh. Let it go, and produce something original for once.

  • Jenna Parks-Thomas

    Well I guess this is proof that no one at New Line has any idea what the fuck they’re doing anymore.

    On a side note though… why is Fukunaga so hell bent on filming in NYC? There are plenty of places, such as Toronto and Montreal, that can easily stand in for NYC (and have many times), and are significantly cheaper to film in.

    • nick

      I definitely agree with you. They’re both being too stubborn.

  • Seems like he listened to the fans reactions and ‘pulled out’ in time before giving birth to this little bastard mucking up Tim Curry’s iconic performance.

    • Khy

      Fans reactions? You mean the people who hail the cheesy 1990 miniseries as a classic and have never so much as picked up the actual novel? Those “fans”?
      Well ok.

      • It doesn’t have to be one or the other ya know. I’ve read the book countless times, and I love the mini-series in its own right. It worked very well in the confines of what could be handled in the 90s, both in terms of budgeting and social morals of the time, and more importantly, it nailed the casting of the characters.

        • Khy

          Why can’t you use that same open mind to not assume that so called “little bastard” would’ve mucked up Tim Curry’s performance?
          He obviously was impressive enough to land the role and obviously he fit in perfectly with Cary’s vision. But all of that is void I guess because “TIM CURRY HERP DERP!!!!!11”.

          • Because Pennywise was imposing. In the first few pages of the book, he was to drag a well muscled male under the bridge, break his body, and eat him. The man’s lover didn’t describe any of the illusions or false personas, he described the Pennywise itself. Throughout a few of the other interludes, Pennywise was also described as being able to blend in with lumberjacks and the MEN of a town during the era of prohibition.

            Take a look online for actors who could play Pennywise. There are a number of sites, and most usually put William Dafoe or Jackie Earle Haley on the top of the list. This is because there is a certain image when it comes to Pennywise, and that is NOT this kid.

            So back off with the “Tim Curry Herp Derp” thing… you sound like a whiny net kid.

          • Khy

            ” This is because there is a certain image when it comes to Pennywise, and that is NOT this kid.”
            And it wasn’t YOUR vision, was it? The director had his own style, his own creative input, and his own influences. He obviously chose this kid because he felt he could showcase that. What you think, doesn’t matter in that regard. It’s easy to play keyboard director and talk about what should’ve been done and what shouldn’t have been done- but you’re not in that position are you? You don’t know the reasons why the young man was cast, what exactly this version of IT would be, or what Cary was planning- all you can do is sit behind your keyboard and talk about “Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve”.
            All I’m saying is it’s too early to judge his performance when you have no knowledge of what that performance would’ve entailed, or the film itself.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Apparently will blowing cary away doesn’t mean shit. This guy is the Model Idiot of humanity.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Bahahah so you want cliched obvious choices? Poulter is going to clean your clocks come the revenant. So I don’t know who or what the fuck you are.

            Jackie Earle Haley. Bahahahaha this is why you don’t work in the movies.

          • Spooky Samantha

            Mmmmm, I’ll trust Cary’s vision for Pennywise over yours and a bunch of websites started in their mother’s basements.

          • Krueg518

            No one should EVER trust your opinion on casting.

            “Anyone with a Robert Englund avatar automatically loses their right to question a talented actor’s range. I mean, the guy who served me fries today at McDonald’s could’ve played the one-dimensional character of Freddy.”

            You’re a moron.

    • Krueg518

      Ben Mendelsohn was the directors choice, which i think Ben would have done well. I was still going to give this kid a chance but i really don’t know his range as an actor and i am not a fan of his. There are a lot more older actors who are better than him, that’s just my opinion.

  • Vinnie Rattolle

    It’s worth noting that the last “Carrie” had an AWESOME script which was derived from King’s source novel. Then the studio shelved it for 8 months and forced reshoots… The end result was a bland carbon copy of the original film (with cellphones and CGI and without nudity) that the director herself seemed embarrassed to be promoting. Better that “IT” dies out with the writer/director rather than running the risk of some braindead studio morons turning it into yet another in a long line of totally forgettable remakes.

  • Lol

    Yeah, blame a movie that didnt revolve around just a clown as the reason why a movie that does, was postponed. I love that thinking.

  • James

    Just give the project to Mike Flanagan

  • Christopher Pelton

    This seems like an awful lot of whinging over a director who has’t done anything outside of True Detective, which while interesting, is kind far away from the spirit of Stephen King’s novel. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think his IMDB page is lying too me.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      He has done stuff outside of True Detective you moron. Brilliant stuff. And even if all he had was True Detective, that would be more than good enough. IT was made once in the early 90’s.

      You are deliciously moronic.

      • Christopher Pelton

        See here’a what’s deliciously humorous to me. If you look at his IMBD page you would have learned 2 things, the first is that outside of some short films, he really hasn’t done anything outside of True Detective and, and this is my favorite part, you world have learned that the book I was referring to was Jane Eyre which Cary remade a few years ago. But being such a fan of his I’m sure you already knew that.

        But if you already knew that, then why would you think I was talking about It when I said it get’s remade every ten yeas or so? Psst, I know why, but I don’t want to embarrass you any more in front of your little group of followers. Nice try, I really do appreciate the effort. Keep up the good work and I’m sure that once you are a grown up, those skills will get your far.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          You’re right on all accounts

  • chelovek5

    I suspect this article could be leaving out major details, but if an NYC shooting location is truly a key contention here, Fukunaga is an idiot. 99.99999% of that story is in Small Town, Middle-of-Nowhere USA.

    • wehoaks

      It simply says New York. You know that’s also a state right?

      • chelovek5

        And? There are 49 other states to choose from, almost all of them cheaper to film in.

        • wehoaks

          He lives in New York. Betting he wanted to be closer to home.

  • David Floyd

    Perhaps the “lukewarm” reception that the remake of Poltergeist received has less to do with the fact that a clown was used in its marketing, and more to do with the fact that a remake of 1982’s Poltergeist was completely unnecessary?

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