Stephen King’s ‘It’ Remake In Talks with New Director

The remake of Stephen King’s It could be moving forward rather soon.

The film was previously placed on an indefinite hold, due to losing its director Cary Fukunaga, but now THR is reporting that the film could being moving forward again if all goes well with prospective new director Andy Muschietti. Muschietti’s most notable work is the 2008 short Mama, of which he went on to direct the 2013 full-length version.

The Wrap previously reported that the movie’s production had been placed on an indefinite hold, thanks to some differences between director Cary Fukunaga and the studio. The reason was allegedly because “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.”

There’s no word on whether or not Will Poulter, who was previously cast as the malevolent entity better known as Pennywise the Clown, will still be involved in the project if it moves forward.

We’ll keep you updated on the details of this project as they become available.

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