Former IT director says his adaptation would have been more like The Shining

Adaptations by director Andy Muschietti from Stephen King THIS would go on to become one of the most successful horror films of all time, but before Muschietti got involved, the director of the first season of Real detective Cary Joji Fukunaga was committed to the adaptation, with the filmmaker recently explaining how he allegedly borrowed a page from The brilliant for his point of view on the matter. Interestingly, Stanley Kubrick The brilliant initially got mixed results due to the emphasis on drama over abject horror, even King himself being one of the 1980 adaptation’s most vocal critics.

“I was on it for four or five years with Warners, then it moved to New Line. [Pictures], just before the start of production, “Fukunaga told Hollywood journalist. “I think New Line’s take on what they wanted and my take on what I wanted was very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like The brilliant. I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] As Annabelle [from the Conjuring films]. It was basically the disconnection. “

Naturally, parting with the project so close to the start of production could have caused complications, although Fukunaga stressed, “If I were a difficult director, [producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee] wouldn’t necessarily want to work with me. “

This is just the latest example of the filmmaker addressing his approach to the material, having explained in 2015 why he finally left the project.

“I was trying to make an unconventional horror movie. It didn’t fit the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money by not shocking their standard genre audience,” Fukunaga told Variety. “Our budget was perfectly fine. We always hovered around the $ 32 million mark, which was their budget. It was creativity that we were really fighting against. It was two movies. They didn’t care. . In the first movie, what I was trying to do was a high horror movie with real characters. They didn’t want characters. They wanted archetypes and fears. I wrote the script. They wanted that. I’m doing a much more harmless and conventional script. But I don’t think you can make a good Stephen King and make him harmless. “

The last of Fukunaga, No time to die, is set to hit theaters on October 8.

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