Director to the successful ‘The Conjuring’ franchise, Gary Dauberman, has become the man behind the revival of Stephen King’s ‘IT’ story. His latest directorial work that hit the theater is ‘Annabelle Comes Home‘ that comes out with a rather lighter tone compared to the seriously scary and creepy first installment of ‘The Conjuring‘.
He’s also the screenwriter for the sequel of ‘IT’, titled ‘IT: Chapter Two’ and was recently asked whether there will be more or if this will end the franchise.
“I’m sure there’s interest but I gotta say, we want to be respectful to the material of the book,” said Dauberman. “I don’t think anybody’s over there, in fact I know there’s no one over there going ‘Hey, let’s definitely do this and we could tell this story of what happened at the beaver trapping camp,’ or whatever.”
Warner Bros. couldn’t be happier if the franchise can be revived, but Gary doesn’t want to ruin the whole experience. Pennywise does have a long history that stretches as far as when Derry, Maine was just a camp for trappers.
“While you could [tell that story], and I think it would be cool, I don’t think that’s what people are doing currently if that makes sense. You know what I mean?”
“So yes, to answer your question I think there is room to build on the mythology of It because It has been around from the beginning of time, but I don’t know if there are any plans for it. I was just very happy to tackle the book.”
While there are materials available to expand the universe of ‘IT’, Stephen King himself hasn’t really deviated from the original plot much. This might mean that ‘IT: Chapter Two’ will be the end, but we never know.
Check out ‘IT: Chapter Two’ trailer here!