It sounds like Warner Bros. is still planning to revive Pennywise in a new feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT novel. From my understand so far, the film won’t be another TV mini-series like the one introduced to us in 1990, or any plan to turn it into one lengthy film since the novel is over 1,000 pages long.
Although, still too early in the game to tell you how it will be adapted because details are very limited, producer Dan Lin weighed-in on a few upcoming projects of his, including the status of IT.
Here is what he revealed to Collider in a recent interview:
[sic]My next hope movie I hope is The Brotherhood. It’s to be directed José Padilha, who directed Robocop. So we’re out to cast on that. It’s genre that I love — cops, gangsters. Based on true story, a mob/cop story in 1980s New York. So we hope to shoot that in the fall. Then Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that.
According to other reports, Cary Fukunaga will pen the script with Chase Palmer, and possibly split the film into two releases. There’s still no official word on who else is attached with the project, but we’ll keep Yellers in the loop, so stay tuned onfor more to come.