True Detective director Cary Fukunaga's remake of Stephen King's It to be shot next summer
A remake of Stephen King's classic horror story It will be shot next summer.
The new adaptation will be directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga and will begin pre-production in March, with filming taking place in the summer.
Speaking to Vulture about the planned remake, producer Dan Lin said: "The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot. 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."
Lin added that Stephen King had given the new version his blessing, saying: "The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing. 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."
King's 1986 novel 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.
Two films are planned for the new adaptation and Fukunaga is currently only attached to direct part one.