Stephen King’s horror novel It is coming to the big-screen. Produced by Dan Lin and directed by Cary Fukunaga.
“The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot,” said
Lin. “Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this
for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed
with it. You guys are gonna be really excited.” Lin plans to split King’s novel into two
movies. “The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie
and service the characters with enough depth.” The first film will be a coming-of-age story about the children
tormented by It. The second will see those same
characters continue as adults.
“The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,”
said Lin. “We didn’t want to make this unless he felt it was the right
way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got
back was, ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should
make.’ So that was really gratifying.”