It’s never easy. Chase [Palmer] and I had been working on that script for probably three years. There was a lot of our childhood and our experience in it. Ultimately, we and New Line have to agree on the kind of movie we want to make, and we just wanted to make different movies. It’s like a relationship: you can try to make the other person who you want them to be, but it’s impossible really to change. You just have to work.Despite the director’s exit, New Line is determined to go ahead with the project and has already hired Andy Muschietti to replace Cary Fukunaga. Even though the choice was wise, it would have been a real pleasure to experience the latter’s view of the classic.