In an interview with Vulture, producer Dan Lin revealed that the theatrical adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1986 novel IT will begin production in the summer of 2015. True Detective‘s Cary Fukunage will direct.
Lin said: “The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot,” said Lin. “Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed with it. You guys are gonna be really excited.”
The film was previously adapted in 1990 for an ABC TV miniseries, with Tim Curry as Pennywise. Lin said that the plan for the film version is to split it in two. The first film will be about the children who are targeted by IT, while the second will focus on the children grown up as adults. This is similar to what the miniseries tried to do. Lin said that Funakaga has only committed to directing the first film but he’s close to finishing a deal to co-write the second.