The "It" remake may have snagged a new director, and I'm liking their choice.

New Line is in talks with Andy Muschietti, director of the 2013 supernatural horror film "Mama," to take over their two-part feature adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel. "True Detective" helmer Cary Fukunaga had previously been attached but departed over creative differences; no word on whether "We're the Millers" star Will Poulter will end up playing Pennywise the Clown now that the project has changed hands.

The Guillermo del Toro-produced "Mama" was a flawed but visually stunning feature directorial debut from Muschietti with a solid lead performance from Jessica Chastain and a few good scares (it also grossed nearly $150 million worldwide on a $15 million budget). This seems like an appropriate choice, and del Toro's endorsement obviously means a lot.

What do you think?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.