One of Stephen King‘s most popular adaptations is It, which features a killer clown going up against a town full of kids and then later as adults.
WB was looking at rebooting the property, with True Detective director Cary Fukunaga directing and We’re the Millers star Will Poulter in rumored negotiations to star as the iconic killer clown.
Now, it seems as it Fukunaga has exited the project, due to apparent budget cuts/restraints from the studio, which may have resulted in him giving up his artistic vision towards the project’s greater good.
Word is unclear if WB/New Line will look for another director to step in or even re-start the casting search.
The entire project seems to be in limbo, which is never a good thing.
In an interesting note, some have mentioned that the lukewarm response of the Poltergeist remake may have had a small effect on an It remake getting such attention.
We’ll keep you posted as we find out more information.
Source : The Wrap