Deconstructing Cary Fukunaga’s IT

Three months ago I covered the trailer for Andy Muschetti’s new adaption of IT that Warner Bros and New Line Cinema will be releasing later this year. But before Andy Muschietti took the reigns and became the helmer of IT’s latest incarnation, the film was in the hands of True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga, who had penned a script with Chase Palmer in 2014 to update the 1986 novel.

When it was announced that Fukunaga would tackle the seminal Stephen King epic and bring it to the big screen with a hard-R rating, it was difficult not to get excited. Between his work on True Detective and his Oscar-snubbed masterpiece Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga is one of the most original and talented filmmakers working in the industry. His stylistic approach mixed with, arguably, Stephen King’s best – or at least most beloved – novel would seem like a match made in heaven… right?

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