Two Part Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘It’ Receives Director And Writer


Warner Bros. movie adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It has an official director and writer.  Cary Fukunaga, the filmmaker behind last year’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, is director and will co-write the script with Chase Palmer, who previously adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune.

It, like The Stand, is one of King’s biggest novels, and the plan is for the filmmakers to adapt the work into two films much like The Hobbit (technically that’s three films, but whatever).  The story follows a group of kids who encounter a creature that preys on children and appears as a sadistic clown named Pennywise, who later resurfaces when the kids grow up.  So therefore it makes logical sense why the film would be split into two parts.

The book was previously adapted in 1990 as an ABC miniseries that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown.  Warner Bros. picked up the rights in 2009 and originally intended to adapt it into a single movie.  So it looks like Stephen King isn’t slowing down anytime soon, with adaptions of Pet Sematary, Cell and now It on the way.


Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter