New Production of ‘It’ Runs into Troubles

A few months ago, David Lynch announced we was leaving the upcoming TWIN PEAKS project. The main problem, he cited, was the budget. He just didn’t think he could’ve done the series justice with the budget he was given. Lucky for us TWIN PEAKS fans, Lynch has since returned, but it looks like budget problems has reared its ugly head and is torpedoing another project.

direcor, Cary Fukunaga

direcor, Cary Fukunaga

A few days ago, TheWrap reported that director Cary Fukunaga, who rose to almost overnight stardom as the director of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, was leaving as director of IT just three weeks before principle photography was scheduled to begin. Ouch. New Line, the studio behind the two-part adaptation of Stephen King‘s It, is not moving forward with its original plan to start shooting this summer, and has pushed the project back indefinitely.

Insiders tell TheWrap that “True Detective” director Fukunaga repeatedly clashed with the studio and did not want to compromise his artistic vision in the wake of budget cuts that were recently demanded by New Line, which greenlit the first film at $30 million. The situation came to a head over Memorial Day weekend, leading to Fukunaga’s abrupt exit from the ambitious project.

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This makes Pennywise a sad clown!!

 

According to TheWrap, another source noted that New Line was getting cold feet about the project after the less-than-stellar opening of POLTERGEIST, which featured a clown in its promotional materials. Don’t you love how Hollywood works? The clowns in POLTERGEIST and IT are two completely different characters and function in the story in completely different ways.

I was looking forward to seeing a new vision of IT on the big screen, but at least we always have Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 IT, which is a damn good miniseries.

Stay Bloody!!!

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