New Line is moving ahead with a two-part adaptation of the classic horror novel
Will Poulter is no longer attached to star as Pennywise the Clown but he could return depending on his schedule, if he fits Muschietti’s vision for the character. New Line will soon hire a writer to tailor the project to that vision.
“True Detective” alum Fukunaga exited the project over Memorial Day weekend due to creative differences stemming from a reduction in budget, as TheWrap first reported.
Muschietti, whose “Mama” grossed $146 million worldwide, is represented by WME.