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Cary Fukunaga Will Direct Two-Part It Movie

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  Director Cary Fukunaga attends the New York premiere of "Jane Eyre" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on March 9, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cary Fukunaga

Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga will direct and co-write a two-movie adaptation of Stephen King's It, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The project's been kicking around Warner Bros. since 2009. It is about an evil child-murdering alien who takes on the form of a clown, and it's one of King's longest, densest, scariest books. It was already adapted into a semi-decent TV movie in 1990, and while that John Ritter–led version is a far cry from unimpeachable, Fukunaga could do a lot worse than have Tim Curry reprise his role as Pennywise.

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