King’s magnificent ability to develop the main characters as children and then reboot their terrifying experience later on as they become adults, definitely heightens the fear factor of the reader/viewer.
However, the upcoming take on “It” certainly sounds promising as Pennywise the Clown will this time be directed by Cary Fukunaga.
The True ‘IT’
Though adapting a King story is never a walk in the park, the producer Seth Grahame-Smith is sure Fukunaga is the right man for the job.
“I think that if anything, [the new film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast. I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere,” Grahame-Smith said in a new interview with EW.
This two-part adaptation is definitely in safe hands of mister Fukunaga, that’s for sure. How do we know that? Just watch the first season of “True Detective.”
Shooting starts in the Summer
According to Grahame-Smith, Fukunaga plans to shoot the first installment this summer, and the first of two films will mostly focus on the characters as children.
“We’re going to get a draft, what is supposed to be the shooting [script], any day now from Cary and his writing partner. We’re doing a deal for them to write the second movie. Our hope is to prep sometime in the next few months and shoot in the summer. That one is as much on the runway as we can possibly be. I know New Line is ready to go” said Grahame-Smith.