The Duffer Brothers Created Stranger Things After Being Rejected For IT

We’d asked Warner Brothers,” said Matt Duffer. “I was like, ‘Please,’ and they were like, ‘No.

Bill Skarsgård will play Pennywise the clown in the new IT movie Warner Brothers refused to allow The Duffer Brothers to direct upcoming IT remake. Stranger Things has since become a towering success, meaning the studio could come to regret not hiring the duo

By Jay Hunter It’s fair to say Stranger Things has taken the world by storm, the Netflix original series scored a near perfect review from us and fans are clambering for a second season. One of the shows mains talking points is just how much nostalgia it conjures, we released an article on it’s different inspirations.

One of the shows main inspirations seems to be taken directly from IT. Well it turns out, the shows creators The Duffer Brothers essentially created Stranger Things after being rejected to helm the Stephen King classic.

Speaking to THR the brothers had this to say;

“We asked, and that’s why we ended up doing this, because we’d asked Warner Brothers,” said Matt Duffer. “I was like, ‘Please,’ and they were like, ‘No.’ This was before Cary Fukunaga. This was a long time ago.”

“When we asked to do it was before, then [Fukunaga] got on it afterwards because he’s established,” added Ross Duffer. “So, he got on it, and we were excited just because we’re huge fans of what he does, and [he’s] one of the few people who hasn’t made a bad movie. So, that was exciting to us, but also, we were seeing trailers for ‘True Detective’; we’re like, ‘I kind of want to see. How do you do It in two hours? Even if you’re separating the kids, how do you do that right?’ You don’t really fall in love with them the same way you’re going to when I read that book.”

“There were a lot of different discussions we were having around this time, and a lot of it centered around how exciting TV was becoming and how cinematic it was,” Ross continued. “Certainly one of those discussions brought us back to It and how we wish it was an eight- or ten-hour miniseries.”

Cary Fukunaga was eventually replaced by Andy Muschietti (Mama) to direct the upcoming IT movie, it will be interesting to see if the movie will have as much success as The Duffer Brothers series!

Will Warner Brothers regret their decision not hiring The Duffer Brothers? Let us know in your comments below!

Source – THR

Author: Jay Hunter

Owner of Jump Scare UK. Award nominated writer. The Playlist, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, The Guide Liverpool & more. I killed Mufasa #LFC

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