Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Idris Elba To Star In & Produce Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • August 21, 2013 8:32 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
There aren't many actors we'd say this about, but we'd pretty much pay to watch Idris Elba read anything. The phone book. The most embarrassing entries from our teenage diaries. Dialogue from "Pacific Rim." Anything. Since breaking through with "The Wire" a decade ago, Elba's gone from strength to strength, and 2013 will probably be marked as the year in which he became a full-blown leading man: he lent gravitas to, and stole the show in Guillermo Del Toro's aforementioned monster mash, he continued to give a phenomenal turn as the wounded bear of a policeman in "Luther," and he looks to be a serious awards contender as a surprisingly convincing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom."

Interview: Cary Fukunaga Talks HBO's 'True Detective,' Says Child Soldier Film 'Beasts Of No Nation' Coming Next

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • July 12, 2013 2:02 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
It’s been a while since we spoke to Cary Fukunaga but last week at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we had the pleasure of catching up with the “Jane Eyre” and “Sin Nombre” director, and he filled us in on his many upcoming projects. Some of these projects had gone so quiet we feared they had fallen off the radar entirely but we can happily report that he has a good many diverse irons in a whole bunch of fires right now. In fact his next few years look, from this vantage point, to be highly promising, especially as it would appear he’s making good on his early intention to become an inveterate genre-hopper.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 10, 2013 11:52 AM
  • |
  • 17 Comments
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
  • |
  • June 14, 2013 11:53 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
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
  • |
  • December 7, 2012 10:25 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
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
  • |
  • November 13, 2012 12:20 PM
  • |
  • 42 Comments
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
  • |
  • June 7, 2012 11:24 PM
  • |
  • 11 Comments
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
  • |
  • May 1, 2012 8:58 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
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
  • |
  • April 19, 2012 9:31 PM
  • |
  • 15 Comments
...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
  • |
  • April 10, 2012 9:15 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
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?

Email Updates

Recent Comments