‘True Detective’ helmer out as ‘It’ director after budget cuts, clash with studio

Cary Fukunaga

It seems like the director of True Detective is moving on from yet another project.

The Wrap reported on Monday that Cary Fukunaga, known for directing the entire first season of the acclaimed HBO crime series, is out as the director of an adaptation of author Stephen King’s It. The film was supposed to begin production this summer, and has been pushed back indefinitely.

According to the site, Fukunaga repeatedly clashed with the studio and did not want to compromise his artistic vision in the wake of budget cuts that were recently demanded by New Line, which greenlit the first film at $30 million. The situation came to a head over Memorial Day weekend, leading to Fukunaga’s abrupt exit from the ambitious project.

Another source added that New Line was getting cold feet about the project in the wake of the less-than-stellar opening of Poltergeist, which featured a clown in its marketing materials.

Fukunaga has been a hot property since True Detective and was planning on making the film a two-part project, the first would feature the protagonists as children, while the second would focus on the characters as adults. There was also an actor attached to the lead role with We’re the Millers and The Maze Runner star Will Poulter in talks for the lead.

The director has a number of projects on his plate with his next film, Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, coming out later this year on Netflix.

Add Comment

50 CEOs Who Never Went to College (and how they managed to succeed)
10 Different Types of Financial Aid
Top 10 Richest American Idols
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless
The 5 Most Expensive Wireless Headphones: Ultimate Auditory Clarity
7 Best Golf Courses in St. Augustine, Florida
25 Bachelor Party Movie Ideas
People playing the clarinet
10 Different Types of Clarinets
11 Different Types of Drums
A bowl of oatmeal porridge
7 Different Types of Porridge
Shots of tequila
5 Different Types of Tequila (Plus Tequila Cocktails)
Fresh kale in a bowl
10 Different Types of Kale
8 Different Types of Cantaloupes
A Man in a Suit Opening a Car’s Door
9 Different Types of Car Doors
Headlights of a black car
9 Different Types of Headlights
19 Different Types of Construction Vehicles
Fire Truck with Warm Yellow Lights
9 Different Types of Fire Trucks
54 Different Types of Sports Played (Individual and Team Sports)
15 Different Types of Goggles
13 Different Types of Dumbbells
15 Awesome Alternatives to Skateboards (Plus Interesting Facts)
16 Different Types of Technology
man holding smartphone with vintage case
11 Types of Cell Phone Cases and Covers to Protect Your Expensive Smartphone
Black and Red Tablet Covers
8 Types of Tablet Cases for Kids, Protection, and Convenience
Camera, lenses and other photography equipments.
45 of the Best Online Camera Stores for the Perfect Pics