Cary Joji Fukunaga was lined up to direct It, the killer clown movie based on Stephen King’s book. However, he left the project three weeks before production was set to begin, with Andy Muschietti coming aboard to direct, and now Fukunaga has shed some additional light on what happened.
Fukunaga told The Hollywood Reporter that he spent four or five years working with Warner Bros. on It, and he also wrote the script. But when the project moved to New Line, right before production was set to begin, Fukunaga walked away over creative differences.
“I think New Line’s view of what they wanted and my view of what I wanted were very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like The Shining,” he said. “I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] like Annabelle [from the Conjuring films]. That was essentially the disconnect.”
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