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After walking away from directing ‘It,’ Cary Joji Fukunaga hasn’t seen movie



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  • Cary Joji Fukunaga was originally supposed to direct the 2017
    box-office hit “It.”
  • However, because of creative differences with the movie’s
    studio, Warner Bros., Fukunaga walked away (he still has a
    writing credit on the movie).
  • He admitted to Business Insider that to this day he still has
    not seen “It.”


Warner Bros.’ “It,” the latest adaptation of the Stephen King
classic novel, turned out to be one of the surprise box-office
hits of 2017, as the movie took in a huge $700 million worldwide (it was only made
for around $35 million). It had the biggest September domestic
opening weekend of all time with $123.4 million.

And that all might be partly why director Cary Joji Fukunaga has
never seen the movie.

Though Fukunaga has a screenwriter credit on it, he was
originally supposed to direct the movie for the studio as well.
However, after constant clashes with the
studio, Fukunaga finally walked away from the project in 2015,
after close to three years developing and writing the script.

Neither side seems to have regretted the split. Along with a
major box-office take, Warner Bros. and the eventual “It”
director Andy Muschietti (“Mama”) are currently making the
sequel, “It: Chapter Two.” On Friday, Fukunaga released his
anticipated Netflix series, “Maniac,” starring Jonah Hill and
Emma Stone. And on Thursday, it was announced Fukunaga is going
direct James Bond 25

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Despite all that, Fukunaga isn’t just a bit curious how the movie
came out?

“I just think it’s no longer mine anymore, so it’s like, I will
watch it one day,” Fukunaga told Business Insider, while doing
press for “Maniac.” “I’m not opposed to it.”

Fukunaga said he just hasn’t got around to it yet. He also
admitted the best place to watch it would be where there are no
distractions, like watching it on a plane.

“Exactly! A place where I’m a captive audience,” he said. 

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