Cary Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga in Talks to Direct Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Napoleon’ as HBO Miniseries

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 20, 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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Rumors have been swiriling for weeks, but at last, it appears official that True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga may be making his HBO return. Talks for Fukunaga to helm a miniseries adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s lost Napoleon movie have begun, with an eye toward a miniseries.

Cary Fukunaga’s WWII Drama Taps ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Writing Duo

by Britt Hayes April 25, 2016 @ 7:44 PM
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Cary Fukunaga has been keeping rather busy since parting ways with New Line on his adaptation of Stephen King’s It. In addition to directing the dark comedic miniseries Maniac for Netflix, Fukunaga is developing his next feature film project, which takes the Beasts of No Nation director back to war — World War II, to be exact — for The Noble Assassin. And he’s just secured a couple of screenwriters who know a bit about that whole assassin thing.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Fuknaga-Directed ‘Maniac’ Lands Netflix Order

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 23, 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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Once word broke that True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga had in mind to direct talent like Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in a new dark comedy series, we knew the premium outlets would move fast. Unsurprisingly, Netflix managed to snap up the trio’s Maniac with a full series order.

Cary Fukunaga to Direct Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Dark Comedy Series ‘Maniac’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 18, 2016 @ 3:15 PM
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Cary Fukunaga may not ever return to True Detective (assuming True Detective returns at all), but the Beasts of No Nation director has another major TV project in mind. Fukunaga has been tapped to direct a new series adaptation of dark comedy Maniac, already set to star Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Will Still Be Two R-Rated Movies, ‘Hopefully’ Filming Later This Year

by Britt Hayes February 20, 2016 @ 1:27 PM
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While Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sprawling horror epic It has now joined the list of great films that might have been, New Line hasn’t entirely ditched the plans set out by the former True Detective director. The studio is still planning on adapting the novel into two films, with the first focusing on the characters as children and the second following them as adults. And though we still mourn what Fukunaga’s version could have been, take solace in knowing that New Line is at least targeting an R rating.

‘Beasts of No Nation’ Review: Netflix’s First Original Movie Needs to Be Seen on the Big Screen

by Matt Singer October 16, 2015 @ 8:40 AM
Beasts of No Nation marks the streaming video giant’s first serious attempt to become a major player in the feature film world, the same way they’ve become a giant in the world of serialized TV. And what’s most surprising about that first serious attempt is the fact that Netflix made a movie that will probably not play very well on Netflix. Beasts practically demands to be seen in a movie theater, not just for its impressive cinematography and immersive sound design, but also because of its expansive runtime and harrowing subject matter — the plight of child soldiers in Africa.

Cary Fukunaga Won’t Return for ‘True Detective’ Season 3, Hasn’t Seen Season 2

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2015 @ 1:34 PM
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The universal disappointment of True Detective Season 2 owed at least somewhat to the absence of Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga, who himself acknowledges his continued producing credit as perfunctory. HBO hasn’t offered much in the way of any potential True Detective Season 3 news, but don’t expect Fukunaga to return as its saving grace.

Cary Fukunaga Explains Why He Left Stephen King’s ‘It’

by Britt Hayes September 2, 2015 @ 7:52 PM
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Ever since Cary Fukunaga parted ways with New Line on the new adaptation of Stephen King’s traumatic classic It, rumors have swirled about what caused the departure. Some reports suggested that the director clashed with the studio over the budget, while others — fueled by rumors about Fukunaga’s problems with Nic Pizzolatto on True Detective — speculated that the director was simply too difficult to work with. In a new interview, Fukunaga sets the record straight.

‘True Detective’ Director Cary Fukunaga Clears Up S2 Pizzolatto Beef … Sort Of

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 1, 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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Amid the many flaws of True Detective Season 2, most would agree on the lack of Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga’s uniform vision, reportedly owing to a dispute between he and creator Nic Pizzolatto. Now, both men clear up a supposed Season 2 potshot Pizzolatto took at Fukunaga, but it still feels pretty chilly in here.