According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Muschietti is in talks. He’s best known for the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama. That earned $71 million on a budget of $15 million and starred Jessica Chastain.
It was originally set to start shooting in late June and just before Fukunaga dropped out, Will Poulter was cast as Pennywise the Clown. He’s no longer officially attached to the project, but could return if his schedule allows for it and if Muschietti is interested in casting the role in such an unconventional fashion.
New Line is apparently looking for a new writer to tailor the script to the new director’s vision, but it’s thought that it will remain a two-part adaptation (a risky move, especially if the first instalment isn’t a hit).
Either way, it’s going to be very interesting to see how It comes together over the coming weeks and months! After all, for years, fans of the novel have been hoping It will get the treatment that it deserves…