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Cary Fukunaga was going to direct a two-film adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It, and that was exciting. But, as often happens, there were differences of opinion between Fukunaga and the execs at New Line, and the parties went their separate ways. The It project is still probably going to be made, just with new scripts and new […]
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- Russ Fischer
Cary Fukunaga blames studio meddling for his departing Stephen King’s It While it was initially rumored that filmmaker Cary Fukunaga left New Line’s two-part remake of Stephen King’s It weeks before principal photography over budgetary issues, the Emmy-winning “True Detective” helmer has gone to great detail with Variety to make it plain that that was…
- Max Evry
In anticipation of Netflix original film Beasts of No Nation, writer-director Cary Fukunaga recently spoke with Variety regarding his stalled adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Back in May, plans were in place for the remake to enter pre-production with the True Detective helmer overseeing the two-part remake; however, said plan began to unravel once Fukunaga exited the embryonic reboot.
New Line quickly drafted in Andres Muschietti to fill the director’s chair left vacant by Fukunaga’s departure, though as the weeks went on, more and more information began to seep out about his failed vision. Wrangling King’s seminal novel into two films, the director intended to devote one installment entirely to the children who happen across the unspeakable evil, while the second would reunite the group of friends to dispel the evil once and for all 25 years after the fact.
A bold vision, no doubt, particularly when »
- Michael Briers
One of the saddest pieces of entertainment news to report this year was the departure of "True Detective: Season One" and "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga from the upcoming two-film adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel "It".
Fukunaga came onboard the project back in 2012 and penned the scripts with Chase Palmer. Originally starting at Warners, the films moved to New Line which is where the problems began. Fukunaga left the project earlier this year over what appeared to be budgetary concerns and creative differences.
In a lengthy piece for Variety, Fukunaga reveals that budget wasn't the issue as both sides agreed to make the two films for $32 million. The creative disagreements however were very much a problem. Here's the filmmaker's explanation:
"I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn't fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based »
- Garth Franklin
With rave reviews rolling in for Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts Of No Nation" (read ours), you have to wonder if Warner Bros./New Line is wincing slightly at having let the director go from their brewing adaptation of Stephen King's "It" over clashing visions for the movie. "...we just wanted to make different movies,” Fukunaga recently said, being diplomatic about the situation. But in a new interview with Variety, the filmmaker is a bit more pointed, saying things got "quietly acrimonious" with the studio, and he shares what his two-part horror would've entailed. “I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn’t fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience. Our budget was perfectly fine," he said, disputing early chatter that cost was the reason he exited the picture. "It »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Fukunaga - who directed the first season of True Detective - told Variety that studio New Line wanted a very different movie to what he was pitching.
"I was trying to make an unconventional horror film," Fukunaga said. "It didn't fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience.
"Our budget was perfectly fine. We were always hovering at the $32 million mark, which was their budget. It was the creative that we were really battling.
"It was two movies. They didn't care about that. In the first movie, what I was trying to do was an elevated horror film with actual characters. They didn't want any characters. They wanted archetypes and scares.
"I wrote the script. They »
After being attached to the project for a good couple of years, it came as something of a surprise when director Cary Fukunaga suddenly departed the new two-film adaptation of Stephen King's It. Fukunaga, who has just helmed Netflix's first original feature film Beasts Of No Nation, was said to have left over "creative differences", with some sources suggesting the growing budget was to blame.
Yet chatting to Variety, Fukunaga has put his side of the story.
"I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn’t fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience", he explained.
"Our budget was perfectly fine. We were always hovering at the $32 million mark, which was their budget. »
By now, you’ve probably heard that Cary Fukunaga is no longer a part of the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel It. During a recent chat with the folks at Variety, Fukunaga explained why he decided to leave the… Continue Reading →
- Todd Rigney
We've reported pretty extensively on New Line's forthcoming "It" remake here, and now Cary Fukunaga -- who was hired to write and direct the film before departing the project back in May -- is offering up even more details on why he left in a new interview with Variety, in which he describes the back-and-forth between himself and the studio as "quietly acrimonious." Here are his comments in full: “I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn’t fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience. Our budget was perfectly fine. We were always hovering at the $32 million mark, which was their budget. It was the creative that we were really battling. It was two movies. They didn’t care about that. In the first movie, what I was trying to »
- Chris Eggertsen
Despite an intense dislike of clowns, Cary Fukunaga's remake of It was something I was actually quite looking forward to. His approach to what would be a two-film adaptation of the Stephen King novel sounded ambitious and unique, but alas, it was not to be as Fukunaga later departed the film citing "creative differences." Cary Fukunaga has commented on his reasons for... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Celia Rowlson-Hall has the body of a tomboy, the brain of a feminist and an imagination quite unlike anyone else. In her dance-based, dreamlike feature debut, the svelte young woman tends to appear either draped in an oversized pink T-shirt or stripped down to a pair of men’s Y-front briefs and matching wifebeater. Rowlson-Hall’s bony, almost prepubescent look suggests androgyny, not motherhood, and yet “Ma” imagines this budding performance artist as a modern-day Virgin Mary — a mute and potentially miraculous mother figure who makes an allegorical pilgrimage to Las Vegas, where she delivers (and subsequently abandons) an infant of possibly divine provenance. “Ma” is a specialty item even by festival standards, and yet without so much as uttering a word, this microbudget labor of love augurs an exciting new voice.
One of the more intriguing talents to have emerged from the North Carolina School of the Arts in »
- Peter Debruge
For a cover story this week on “Beasts of No Nation,” Cary Fukunaga explained to Variety why he bailed this summer on New Line’s horror movie remake of Stephen King’s “It.” Fukunaga had already written a script with Chase Palmer on the project, which he first boarded in 2012 (it started at Warner Bros. before it was moved to New Line). The studio is now looking to hire a new director with a fresh script.
Fukunaga had planned on making “It” into two films. Although early reports indicated that the director left over budgetary concerns, Fukunaga maintained that wasn’t the case. Both sides had agreed on making the two films for $32 million, according to the director. But Fukunaga said he had bigger disagreements with New Line over the direction of the story. A rep from New Line didn’t respond to a request for a comment. Here’s »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Under the Dome, a series based on a Stephen King novel, tells the story of a small town in Maine which unexpectedly finds itself trapped within a mysterious force field. In the past, the network has teased that the show would come to an end after the third season, and now it would seem that her […]
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- Mark Hallum
CBS has announced that it has cancelled Under the Dome, the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, and the show will finish up its run at the conclusion of the third season on September 10th.
“Two years ago, ‘Under the Dome’ broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” said Nina Tassler, chair of CBS Entertainment. “‘Dome’s’ event storytelling and multiplatform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of ‘Extant’ and ‘Zoo.’ We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”
Under the Dome premiered in June 2013 and initially enjoyed stellar ratings, although viewing figures have been on the decline, with season three averaging 4.9 million viewers, »
- Gary Collinson
Hulu has heard your plaintive cries through the howling wind of social media and decided: There will be a commercial-free option! That's right, Hulu will start looking more like its streaming competitors Netflix and Amazon and less like actual television, which is disappearing like an imprint on the sand. Of course, skipping ads comes at a price: $11.99 per month. There's still the limited-commercial subscription for $7.99.Hulu is stepping up its game to compete with its award-winning rivals, picking up The Mindy Project from Fox and aggressively expanding its original content by green-lighting shows like Amy Poehler's Difficult People and 11/22/63 from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams. Plus, there's the fact that Hulu announced a multi-year deal with Epix to pick up all the movies that used to be on Netflix. As the streaming wars continue, one thing will be true: You will never have to leave your house for anything! »
- E. Alex Jung
Once more Netflix comes up just a little short. While September has a much stronger lineup than was offered in August were not seeing too many actual new attractive releases hitting the site. Rather youll notice a number of true classics once more jump in the lineup. Theres also a bad ass Stephen King flick available to check out one insane comic book adaptation a new Rl Stine piece and a couple alien flicks that just might have you staring at the stars wondering just what in the name of tarnation really is out there. Go ahead and take a gander at a handful of the more alluring pictures available on Netflix Instant this month »
Vpotus is coming to Lssc.
Colbert broke the news on Twitter Tuesday, leading some — including CNN correspondent Brian Stelter — to wonder if Biden might be announcing a 2016 presidential bid on the show.
September 10th, #Lssc welcomes @VP Joe Biden! Wait, if he’s here, who’s Vice Presidenting the country?
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 1, 2015
As previously announced, »
The good news for the residents of Chester’s Mill is that their days under the Dome are almost over. The bad news is, it’s because Under the Dome has been cancelled. CBS has announced the current third season of the Stephen King-based series will be its last. Elsewhere, NBC has also decided to ditch one […]
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- Angie Han
CBS is done with the "Dome."
After three seasons, the network is canceling "Under the Dome," it was announced on Monday.
As a result, the series – based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which focuses on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome – will use its upcoming September 10 season finale as a series finale.
Photos: CBS' Stars Of The Summer
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Donald Trump is returning to NBC, in a way.
The presidential hopeful and former host of “Celebrity Apprentice” is one of the guests for the fall premiere week for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He will appear on the Sept. 11 episode to discuss his campaign and other issues. That episode will also feature “Empire” star Terrence Howard and musical guest Pharrell Williams.
The return of Trump to “The Tonight Show” — after a bitter public split between Trump and NBC in July — comes on the same week that Stephen Colbert takes over CBS’ “The Late Show.” It’s no surprise NBC would amp up Fallon’s guest list in the face of a new competitor.
Trump’s appearance will no doubt be heavily promoted during NBC’s coverage of the NFL’s opening game on Sept. 10 when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots — a »
- Whitney Friedlander
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