“Mama” helmer Andy Muschietti is reportedly in negotiations to direct the two-part film adaptation of the Stephen King classic “It” for New Line.
“True Detective” Season One and “Jane Eyre” helmer Cary Fukunaga penned the work and was set to direct the adaptation until he parted ways with the project back in late May over creative and budgetary differences.
Producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg however didn’t want to let the project languish and began the hunt for a new director quick.
Filming was to begin in June but a new start date is unclear. A new writer will be brought in to adjust the script for Muschietti’s vision, but the plan is for the adaptation to still take place over two parts. Barbara Muschietti will likely produce.
The question still remains about the involvement of Will Poulter whom Fukunaga wanted for the role of Pennywise the Clown. The actor is no longer officially attached but could possibly return depending on scheduling.
Despite the success of “Mama” two years ago, the only other project Muschietti has been linked to is a film adaptation of the highly acclaimed video game “Shadow of the Colossus”.
Source: Heat Vision