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With director Cary Fukunaga departing the project over the holiday weekend, it seemed the two-film adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was done and dusted at New Line, with a subsequent report indicating that the project was indefinitely shelved.
Today, Bloody Disgusting has posted a counter report which says that the project is still alive and moving back to Warner Bros. Pictures after being shifted to New Line.
On top of that the project will keep Fukunaga's plan of being a two-movie format and will be shot in New York City, something Fukunaga was adamant about wanting to do but which New Line was reportedly not keen on due to the expense. With the shift back to Warners though, it seems many of Fukunaga's apparent grievances with the project are being solved.
- Garth Franklin
Troubles with another big production. It was recently reported by The Wrap that New Line Cinema's new version of It, adapted from Stephen King's book about the evil clown, has been delayed indefinitely due to production troubles. Specifically, they say that director Cary Fukunaga is no longer attached and has left the project, which was nearing a June start date but was halted due to budget problems and other issues. The adaptation was originally set up at Warner Bros, with Roy Lee and Dan Lin producing, but only recently shifted to New Line where they're a bit more stern about how much they're willing to spend. Now it's stuck. Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, "True Detective", Beasts of No Nation) was working on developing a two-part adaptation of Stephen King's evil clown story It, and they were even close to securing Will Poulter for the lead role as Pennywise. »
- Alex Billington
The new adaptation of Stephen King's horror tale It has hit a major snag, as director Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective," Jane Eyre) has left the project. The Wrap broke the news, reporting Fukunaga and New Line came to a passing of the ways about the film. Fukunaga reportedly was unhappy with the film's budget issues - issues he felt would put a damper on his ability to make the film as he saw fit. It had been prepped for a summer start, with The Maze Runner star Will Poulter set to play the villainous Pennywise the Clown. The film was envisioned as a two-parter, with part one focused on the children from the King novel and part two focused on the grown-up versions of said kids, following their lives with a story that begins 30 years earlier as the group comes together over summer break to take on the monster that's haunting their town, »
- Cory Woodroof
The planned two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s It has lost True Detective and Jane Eyre’s Cary Fukunaga as director. Having recently cast Will Poulter as nightmare fuel, Pennywise the Clown, and set to get underway in New York this June, It is now stalled indefinitely. The Wrap is reporting Fukunaga’s exit comes midst budget clashes…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
It continues to be a struggle to bring a fresh adaptation of Stephen King.s masterful novel It to the big screen. Which sucks beyond belief, because the presence of director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, True Detective) suggested that this new take was on the right track. Only, Fukunaga no longer is attached to the project, and the reason for his departure has us deeply concerned. The Wrap breaks the news that Cary Fukunaga has departed the It adaptation that has been in the works at New Line for some time. Sources close to the production tell the trade site that the sticking point in the argument between Fukunaga and the studio was the need to spread King.s story over two films. New Line seems to want to keep the story limited to one film, likely because of budgetary concerns, as is stated on The Wrap. Fukunaga fought hard »
It terrible news, acclaimed "True Detective" and "Jane Eyre" helmer Cary Fukunaga has dropped out of his proposed two-film adaptation of Stephen King's horror tale "It" after being attached to the project for three years.
Fukunaga was adamant that this adaptation of King's 1986 novel, which clocks in at a whopping 1,138 pages, had to be told across two films. The story follows a group of outcast kids who come together over summer break to take on a monster killing people in their town.
Studio New Line was said to be considering making only one movie due to financial concerns. As they could not agree on a budget, he and the studio clashed which ultimately led to him departing the project this holiday weekend.
Filming was slated to begin this Summer but that has now stalled. What this means for Fukunaga and Chase Palmer's script is unknown, or the already »
- Garth Franklin
"Ghosts are real, that much I know..." so begins the new trailer for director Guillermo del Toro's supernatural mystery, "Crimson Peak." The atmospheric horror film has perfectly timed its release for October 16, 2015. Nothin' like a creepy haunted house on Halloween!
There's a "Jane Eyre" meets "Rebecca" and Coppola's "Dracula" vibe to the movie, which stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam. That's quite a cast (Jessica + Tom = Must Watch Opening Night), and with del Toro behind the camera, we're expecting the best kind of haute horror. What's the movie about? Here's the summary from Universal and Legendary Pictures: "When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. »
- Gina Carbone
Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Jason Clarke ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"), Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") are set to star in Cedric Jimenez's WWII-set drama "Hhhh" at Legende Films, Adama Pictures, Echo Lake Entertainment and FilmNation.
Clarke will play Reinhard Heydrich, the highest-ranked Nazi officer who was considered to be the mastermind of the 'Final Solution'. He was assassinated by two resistance paratroopers (to be played by O’Connell and Reynor) in 1942, paratroopers personally selected by Winston Churchill and President of Czechoslovakia Edvard Benes.
Pike will play Lina Heydrich, an aristocrat married to Reinhard and who reportedly introduced her husband to the Nazi ideology. Wasikowska will play a Czech resistance fighter.
- Garth Franklin
Pennywise the clown is one of the most enduring horror images on screen, one of the evil incarnations of the demon that haunts a town in Stephen King’s It. Now someone has been found to inherit the role from Tim Curry, who brought him so memorably to life in the 1991 TV miniseries version. Will Poulter is that brave soul.Jane Eyre/True Detective director Cary Fukunaga has been developing the planned two-film big screen version of the story, working on the script with Chase Palmer.While the exact take on the tale hasn’t been disclosed, Fukunaga has said it will largely stick to the story of a group of outcast kids who must band together to battle the monster that has been bothering their home town, fighting their own demons in the process, reuniting to take the creature on again as grown-ups.Poulter might seem like an odd choice given his relative youth, »
Will Poulter Is Pennywise In The New "It" Will Poulter ("The Maze Runner," "We're the Millers") is in negotiations to play Pennywise, the monster disguised as a clown, in the upcoming new adaptation of the Stephen King horror classic "It" at New Line.
Thirty years later, the adult versions of the characters must return to properly finish the beast whom has begun killing again. The property was previously made into a 1991 miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise in a role that has become one of his most iconic.
- Garth Franklin
Watch out Tim Curry. Over at Variety they're reporting that Cary Fukunaga (of Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, "True Detective") has cast the lead in his new It feature, which will be split into two movies. Sources have told them that young actor Will Poulter, currently 22 years old, is "in negotiations" to play Pennywise the evil clown. Poulter last appeared in The Maze Runner as Gally, along with A Plea for Grimsby, Glassland, We're the Millers and Son of Rambow. He's also in the upcoming The Revenant, which we'll all be watching this December. Apparently the audition won over Fukunaga and they couldn't say no. We've been following development on this It project for years, but with Cary Fukunaga bouncing all over between major projects after winning the Emmy for directing "True Detective", it's hard to tell if this was happening sooner or later. It now appears sooner might be the case. »
- Alex Billington
Cary Fukunaga is to be trusted. From Sin Nombre to his evocative adaptation of Jane Eyre to last year’s moody, weird fiction-recalling cop drama True Detective, the director’s atmosphere is real deal and it’s exciting to anticipate his take on a real deal horror property like Stephen King’s It. Similarly exciting, whatever his vision of the now iconic…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Every so often, the stars will align in one particular year for an actor who’ll at last see their movie star status go supernova. In 2011, it was Ryan Gosling’s turn – as Drive, The Ides Of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love. finally tipped him over into superstardom – as well as Michael Fassbender’s, with X-Men: First Class, Jane Eyre and Shame bringing the Irish actor to the attention of the moviegoing public at large.
In 2015, it looks as though the year will belong to Tom Hardy. Already an actor of considerable acclaim amongst critics and serious cinema fans, Hardy’s impressive-looking line-up of upcoming projects this year should see his fame hit peak levels, as all the talk of him being “the best actor of his generation” at last reaches the masses.
It’s been coming for a while – Hardy hasn’t really stopped working since he »
- Brogan Morris
One of the most exciting young filmmakers working today just added another potential project to his docket. While Cary Fukunaga broke out in a big way after helming all eight episodes of True Detective, he was already doing stellar work on the big screen with his first two features, Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre. After True Detective, he shot the child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation with Idris Elba, which is set to premiere on Netflix as the streaming service’s first entry into awards season fare. And now Fukunaga is teaming up with the fine folks at A24 to develop and direct an untitled drama from Brokeback Mountain screenwriters Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana. The film is based on the true story of Oregonian father and son Joe and Jadin Bell. Jadin, an openly gay 15-year-old, took his own life as a sophomore in high school after being »
- Adam Chitwood
Cary Fukunaga’s career has really taken off thanks to directing the entire first season of the critically acclaimed “True Detective,” but the writing was on the wall from the jump. His feature film debut with “Sin Nombre” won the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Direction, but all the awards aside, the talent was clearly in abundance. “Jane Eyre" with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska demonstrated that great actors wanted to work with this filmmaker and his “True Detective” breakthrough really just seemed like an inevitability. Now the award-winning filmmaker has teamed up with A24 Films to develop an untitled drama based on the true story of Joe and Jadin Bell. Fukunaga will direct, and “Brokeback Mountain” screenwriters Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana will pen the script. A24 will produce along with Fukunaga’s Parliament of Owls production company and several other companies including Red Crown Productions and VisionChaos Productions. »
- Edward Davis
Owen and Hayward established the company in September and are in “advance development on several scripted series”.
It also produced Oscar-nominated movie, Saving Mr Banks, and Jane Eyre.
As part of the deal, ITV Studios Global Entertainment will exclusively distribute all of Monumental’s television productions.
It is ITV’s latest production sector deal, following investments »
The drama is based on the real life story of Joe and Jadin Bell. Jadin was a fifteen-year-old openly gay Oregon sophomore who took his own life after being both bullied at high school and struggling for acceptance from the people closest to him.
In the wake of that suicide, his father Joe is plunged into a sea of remorse and regret. Attempting to work through his grief, Joe sets out on a walk across America, hoping to promote awareness about the consequences of prejudice to anyone he encounters. He was killed half way through his journey after he was hit by a semi-truck in Colorado. »
- Garth Franklin
London — ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distribution arm of U.K. TV network ITV, has acquired a minority stake in Monumental Television, the indie recently founded by producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.
The agreement will see Itvs Ge exclusively distribute all television productions from Monumental, which is already in advanced development on several major scripted series.
Owen is the founder of production company Ruby Film and Television, which she set up in 1998. Along with producing feature films, including the Oscar-nominated “Elizabeth,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Jane Eyre,” Ruby was behind high-end television dramas “Case Histories,” “Dancing on the Edge” and “Temple Grandin,” which won an Emmy.
Hayward most recently produced the Oscar-nominated “Les Miserables.” She was formerly head of films at Working Title, where she had creative responsibility for the company’s feature film slate, including the “Bridget Jones’ Diary” franchise, “Atonement” and the multi-Oscar nominated “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. »
- Leo Barraclough
Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan discuss the Poltergeist remake in a new video from 20th Century Fox. Also included in our latest video round-up are two clips from the next episode of Salem, as well as the Penny Dreadful Season 2 mashup, "Everything You've Heard."
Poltergeist: "Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
In Theaters - May 22, 2015, in 3D"
- Derek Anderson
Since breaking onto the scene with his streetwise debut feature "Sin Nombre" in 2009, for which he won the Directing award at Sundance that year, American camera operator-turned-director Cary Fukunaga has been on a roll. "Sin Nombre" went on to receive nominations for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. Fukunaga’s follow-up "Jane Eyre" (2010) featured simmering performances from Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska. The lush adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award for costume design, and Fukunaga had established himself as a force with a versatile eye and diverse interests. In 2014, Fukunaga made the jump to television, radically overhauling the model by collaborating closely on HBO's "True Detective" with the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto; Fukunaga made news by directing all eight episodes of the acclaimed limited series. The filmmaker has another possible game »
- Kristin McCracken
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