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Cary Fukanaga Reveals Why He Left The IT Remake

August 28, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with GQ, director Cary Fukanaga spoke about why he left the remake of Stephen King’s IT, which was eventually helmed by Andy Muschietti and released last year. A sequel arrives in 2019. Here are highlights:

On his creative differences with Warner Bros: “[They] thought they couldn’t control me. I would have been a total collaborator. That was the kind of ridiculous part. It was just more a perception. I have never seen a note and been like, f**k you guys. No way. It’s always been a conversation.”

On making compromises: “I don’t think I’ve ever been able to make something uncompromising. Like, someone commented on Beasts, ‘Oh, how did it feel to make a movie that’s uncompromising?’ Like, uncompromising? I had to rewrite my entire third act ’cause we didn’t have the money to finish the film. We compromise all over the place.”

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