Stephen King IT cover

Aw, man. It seemed with the casting of Will Poulter as Pennywise that It was finally moving forward with renewed energy… but now we’re hearing that director Cary Fukunaga has left the project. TheWrap gives a whole bunch of gossipy speculation about why he left, but it all essentially breaks down to money woes.

TheWrap also states, more importantly, that the project has been shelved indefinitely. That’s what really hurts. Production was set to start next month. This is crappy of me to say, but I really hope his screenplays (this was going to be a two-parter) hit the web. Maybe some concept art… I want a peek at what could have been. I doubt I’ll ever get it, but a man can dream.