Remakes are an often dreaded prospect among horror fans, but they aren’t always a bad thing. Case in point is Warner Bros.’ 2017 theatrical retelling of Stephen King’s IT, directed by Andy Muschietti, and starring Bill Skarsgard in a mesmerizing performance as Pennywise.
Of course, diehard King fans know that before Muschietti took the job, Cary Fukunaga – hot off directing True Detective season 1 for HBO – was set to helm the film. Fukunaga departed the project in 2015, citing creative differences with WB at the time of his decision.
While Muschietti’s IT made an insane amount of money and was hailed as great by most, it’ll always be a question what Fukunaga could have done with the material. During a recent interview with GQ, the director went into more detail about why he ultimately exited the film.