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'Jane Eyre' Director Cary Fukunaga Concerned About "Irreverence For History" & Inaccuracies In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2013 11:52 AM
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Though it feels like a lifetime, it's hard to believe it was only about six months ago that Quentin Tarantino's snarling slavery spaghetti western epic "Django Unchained" was riding high in theaters, and causing no small amount of chatter. While the movie earned praise from critics, and box office approval from audiences who made it the director's most successful movie to date, there were noted dissenters including Spike Lee who refused to see it and Katt Williams who threatened to punch Tarantino over the frequent use of the n-word in the movie. Those are probably two of the more extreme examples, but in general -- and as underscored by our three different reviews -- there were those who concerns were a bit more measured, and it turns out "Sin Nombre" and "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga is one of them.

Watch: First Teaser For HBO's 'True Detective' Starring Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 11:53 AM
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Need more evidence that some of the most exciting storytelling is happening on television and not at your local multiplex? Look no further than HBO's "True Detective," which has just dropped its first teaser and already has us placing this series way up high on our most anticipated of whatever for 2014.

Watch: Cary Fukunaga Directed Short 'Sleepwalking In the Rift' Starring Haley Bennett & Fares Fares

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 7, 2012 10:25 AM
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While we wait for his HBO series “True Detective” with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and his 2-film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” Cary Fukunaga has shot and released a new gorgeous short film.

5 Directors Who Could Helm The Next James Bond Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 13, 2012 12:20 PM
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Even by the standards of the second most successful franchise in cinema history, "Skyfall" is doing extraordinarily well. The 23rd James Bond film, which has picked up some of the best reviews in the history of the franchise, has topped off an amazing couple of weeks at the box office with a $90 million opening weekend in the U.S., bringing it to over $500 million worldwide in only 17 days. By next weekend, it will easily have overtaken "Casino Royale" to be the franchise's top worldwide grosser, and could be on course to be the first billion-dollar Bond.

'Sin Nombre' Helmer Cary Fukunaga To Tackle 2 Film Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'It'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 11:24 PM
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Well, Ron Howard tried and failed (and is still trying) to get a monumental three film, two TV series adaptation of "The Dark Tower" off the ground, but Warner Bros. is hoping they can get their own epic Stephen King story onto the big screen. And unlike the plethora of King related projects on both the small and big screen, the talent attached to this has us at full attention.

HBO Picks Up 'True Detective' TV Series Starring McConaughey & Woody Harrelson With Cary Fukunaga To Direct

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 1, 2012 8:58 AM
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Yesterday we got our first look at Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” and we also heard that both “Girls” and “Veep” – despite only having aired a total of five episodes between them – had both been renewed for a second season. It must be a busy week in the HBO offices, because hot on the heels of all that they’ve announced that they’ve made an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for a show headlined by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

It Looks Like Francis Lawrence Is Going To Direct 'Catching Fire'; Tomas Alfredson, Joe Cornish, Duncan Jones & Cary Fukunaga Were Also Shortlisted

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 9:31 PM
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...and then there was one. The hunt for the director to take the helm of "Catching Fire" looks to be nearing an end. Just a couple days after we reported that Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller were in the hunt for the job, it now looks like Lionsgate has decided on their man.

Hell Yes: Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson Team For TV Series 'True Detective' With Cary Fukunaga To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 9:15 PM
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Need more evidence that television continues to be the place for smart, inventive and wholly exciting drama? Look no further than "True Detective," which is combining two actors who, right now, are at the top of their game, with a rising director who has knocked out two sensational films. Can you tell we're excited?

Cary Fukunaga Says Civil War Heist Flick 'No Blood, No Guts, No Glory' Is Next, Compares Film To 'The General' (But From The Yankee Side)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 8:57 AM
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Cary Fukunaga is one of the most exciting directing talents to come along in the last few years. The 34-year-old filmmaker made a storming debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with the gripping immigration thriller "Sin Nombre," and then took a severe left turn last year with the costume drama "Jane Eyre," which managed to make a much-adapted tale feel genuinely fresh, as well as demonstrating the young director's impressive versatility.

Gore Verbinski Updates Us On 'The Lone Ranger,' Cary Fukunaga's 'Spaceless,' Chris Milk's 'Bitterroot' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 14, 2012 12:03 PM
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Yesterday, we ran our conversation with "Rango" director Gore Verbinski, where he shared his inspirations for the Best Animated Feature nominee and discussed the development of the film's distinct and unique aesthetic. But with a director as talented and in-demand as Verbinski, he's got a number of movies in the works, either as director or producer. So we asked him to fill us in on a number of his projects, including "The Lone Ranger," Cary Fukunaga's sci-fi flick, "Clue," Chris Milk's "Bitterroot" and Nicolas Winding Refn's heist movie.

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