True Detective director Cary Fukunaga departs new adaptation of Stephen King's It
Cary Fukunaga, best known for directing the first season of True Detective, has departed the new adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror story It.
Fukunaga was due to film the new adaptation this summer in New York, with The Maze Runner star Will Poulter due to take the leading role of Pennywise, but he has now departed the project.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga's departure is down to budgetary reasons, with the director and studio New Line not able to agree a suitable figure. It is now not known if work on the film will continue, production was due to begin in three weeks, but has now been delayed indefinitely.
It is based on Stephen King's 1986 novel and was originally adapted into a two-part television film in 1990, starring Tim Curry in the iconic titular role. It centred around a group of children who must face off against a force that takes on its victims' greatest fears, horrifically personified by Pennywise the Clown.