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Cary Fukunaga
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:54:20 AM »
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‘True Detective’ Helmer Cary Fukunaga Teams With John Legend For Pulitzer Winner ‘The Black Count’
via Deadline



EXCLUSIVE: On fire since the success of HBO‘s True Detective this year, director Cary Fukunaga has lined up his next project I’ve learned. Teaming with John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. partner Mike Jackson, Fukunaga will adapt and helm a big-screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony. Get Lifted have optioned the Pulitzer-winning 2012 biography written by Tom Reiss that chronicles the life and adventures of French Revolution-era General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Jackson and Ty Stiklorius will produce the pic with Fukunaga’s Parliament of Owls. Legend, his manager Troy Carter and Sony’s Josh Bratman will serve as executive producers. “Cary’s exceptional talent as a writer/director will bring to life all of the action and drama that have made The Black Count such a compelling read,” Michael De Luca, who is overseeing the pic for Sony told me today. “He’s got a great take on the material and we’re thrilled to be working with him, John, Thais, Troy and Mike,” added the Columbia Pictures President of Production.

Born to a French nobleman and a slave woman of African descent, Dumas became the highest-ranking person of color to ever serve in any European army. A favorite of Napoleon for a time, Dumas was also the first non-white to become a brigadier general in the French military. Dumas’ exploits were used as the basis for the novels of his son Alexandre Dumas. Better known today than his father, the younger Dumas wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo.

Fukunaga, Get Lifted and Reiss are all repped by WME, with the director also with Anonymous Content and attorneys Michael Adler and Melissa Rogal. Get Lifted’s legal representative is Nina Shaw. Fukunaga goes into production next month in Ghana with star Idris Elba on Beasts of No Nation, an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel.

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Re: Cary Fukunaga
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 07:55:21 PM »
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Cary Fukunaga Exits Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'It' Over Budget Cuts
via The Playlist

Cary Fukunaga has a very crowded slate of upcoming projects (which we'll get to in a second), but the one that was perhaps generating the most anticipation was his adaptation of Stephen King's "It." Slated to film this summer, casting had even started earlier this month, with Will Poulter chosen to play Pennywise in the project that would've seen the epic horror novel split into two films. But now things have taken a disappointing turn.

The Wrap reports that Fukunaga has exited the movie over budget cuts to the film. The project was initially set at Warner Bros. but was moved to their New Line branch, where the studio started trimming the budget. Unwilling to adjust his vision for the movie because of those cuts, Fukunaga decided to leave "It" this weekend. And it remains to be seen if the movie will be revived. The studio was reportedly not encouraged by the weak reception to "Poltergeist," and there is chatter the project might be refashioned into one long movie instead.

But while this may be a bummer, Fukunaga has got no shortage of projects to work on: an untitled father/son drama set up at A24; the Alexandre Dumas tale "The Black Count"; a war movie at Fox; "Noble Assassin" at DreamWorks; and TNT recently paid a staggering $5 million per episode for his limited series adaptation of Caleb Carr's "The Alienist." Damn. And let's not forget his next feature, "Beasts Of No Nation," is already in the can and slated to arrive this year.

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Re: Cary Fukunaga
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 12:00:30 PM »
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Bummer this was looking to be an anticipated project, now I don't care anymore. I still look forward to the Alienist, which I hope he shoots on film stock like True Detective, I was given the books (The Alienist and Angel of Darkness )by Caleb Carr last summer and then during the summer true detective played itself out, caught out on like a wildfire and then Carey F. became a in demand director and he swept up The Alienist and It and I was pretty excited.


Did anyone see the movie he did that streamed on netfllix about child soldiers ?

 

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