Kajganich revealed he turned in a first draft of 'Pet' to studio just before new suits took over. As a result a new executive was put in charge and wanted to make a lot of changes to make the property appeal 'younger' audience.
As for "IT", the main challenge is condensing the book into a single feature-length film. "I’m finding as many ways as I can to make certain scenes redundant by deepening and doubling others. To me, this is an interesting process because it has the effect of thematically intensifying the whole, but it can lead to dramatic surprises" says Kajganich.
"I told the studio from the beginning that I felt I needed to be able to write for an R rating, since I wanted to be as candid as the novel about the terrible things the characters go through as kids. They agreed."
Thank God for that...
"We’re still very much in development on it. I’ll just say for now that we’re really swinging for the fences."