Even before director Cary Fukunaga became the bees knees of the town with his work on all eight episodes of the first season of True Detective, he was attached to helm Stephen King‘s epic novel It for producer Dan Lin and New Line Cinema. And now it looks like he’s close to the starting line after several years of development.
For those of you who haven’t read the book, it weighs in at over a thousand pages and is centered around a group of children haunted by a menacing force in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. Eventually (most of) the kids grow up, only to find that the evil isn’t quite done with them. The book is very heavy on character, so even though the plan to split the feature adaptation into two films isn’t new, I’m glad it’s still in place. Hit the jump for more on Cary Fukunaga shooting It this coming summer.