I just finished the latest episode of HBO‘s True Detective, which is a story of two seriously flawed Louisiana state police detectives played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as they try to track down a demented serial killer. The mini-series is a very dark and gritty look at life in the Louisiana bayou. After finishing Episode 4 literally at the edge my seat, I had to find out who was responsible for me ignoring everything and everybody around me for the past hour. One of the people behind it was director Cary Fukunaga, who I later discovered via ScreenRant is currently working on a big screen version of Stephen King’s “IT”.
IT is a very special movie to us here at Nerdlocker, as well as many Stephen King fans around the world. This may have been the reason why the project has been stuck in limbo for as long as it has. Many different people have been attached to the movie over the years and supposedly they are still going with a two part version. Which is bit of a stretch in my opinion, but I guess it can work? IT was one the first TV movies that truly scared the shit out of me as a kid. Tim Curry‘s performance as Pennywise still creeps me out and no matter what role Tim Curry does I still see that creepy clown. Now with Fukunaga’s very technical and beautifully dark style leading the charge to put this film in the theaters near you, no body is safe! As of right now there is no release date on the project, but I will be on the look out for any news on the subject.
If you have it had a chance to check out True Detective yet, please do. If you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy or The Wire you’ll love True Detective this one.