#True Detective

Closer to ‘The Shining’ Than ‘The Conjuring,’ This Is How Cary Fukunaga’s ‘It’ Would Have Been

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga is currently promoting No Time to Die, which will be the last film with Daniel Craig playing Bond. And in an article The Hollywood Reporter has dedicated to him, he has reminded us once again of how he conceived his adaptation of the novel It by Stephen King, with the disturbing clown Pennywise, which was released in two parts, in 2017 and 2019.
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‘Midnight Mass’ Episode 2 Recap: Rise Again

The second episode of Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass begins with an uninterrupted, seven-minute-long shot of its cast of characters surrounded by dead cats. They walk, they talk, they investigate, they speculate, they come together and drift away, and all the while seagulls flock to the stretch of beach they inhabit, picking away at the hundreds of slaughtered stray cats that have washed ashore on Crockett Island. As long takes go, it’s not especially noteworthy—it’s not as eventful as, say, that endless shootout from season one of True Detective, and it’s not as still as the out-of-nowhere egg-cooking scene from last week’s episode of Billions. But you have to respect Flanagan for plopping us down amid a mountain of cat corpses and allowing us to linger there, long after most shows would have looked away.
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New James Bond Director Accuses Sean Connery’s 007 of Rape – RedState

James Bond isn’t what he used to be. And that’s intentional. In fact, the director of 2021 Bond installment Time to Die has a pretty scathing critique of 1965’s iteration of the spy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Cary Fukunaga — known for his work on HBO hit True Detective...

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Cary Fukunaga spills the tea

Theoretically, No Time To Die is slated to premiere next week before opening in North America on October 8. I sort of won’t believe it’s happening until I am actually watching it, but it seems the time for Daniel Craig’s final Bond movie has come at last. Ahead of its premiere, director Cary Joji Fukunaga covers The Hollywood Reporter, talking the long, strange trip to get Die into theaters, and also his meandering path to 007 in the first place. It’s a solid interview, touching on his Japanese-American roots and the intergenerational trauma of American internment, hop-scotching through other projects like It, which was eventually directed by Andy Muschietti, and taking over Die when Danny Boyle jumped ship. There are two real highlights worth addressing, though, the first of which is Fukunaga’s time on True Detective and leaving the show before season two.

Cary Fukunaga Reveals Why He Left 'IT': "My View of What I Wanted Was Very Different"

Cary Fukunaga has racked up quite the resume in Hollywood, with projects like True Detective, Jane Eyre, and Beasts of No Nation just to name a few. He's received accolades from the Television Academy and the Sundance Film Festival, and has worked as a producer on a number of projects. But there’s one that fans recognize that hangs over his head, despite the fact that he never saw the project to completion: 2017’s IT. Fukunaga had been hired to write and direct the adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel before it went into production, even going so far as to write a complete script for the project before backing out — but why?

‘No Time To Die’ Director Cary Fukunaga Calls Sean Connery’s Bond ‘Basically’ A Rapist: ‘That Wouldn’t Fly Today’

With No Time To Die set to hit theaters next month, director Cary Fukunaga opened up about putting his own spin on the iconic James Bond franchise and how he navigated adapting the super spy to modern times. In a lengthy interview on his career, including his breakout work on the first season of HBO’s True Detective, Fukunaga wanted to steer the franchise away from its misogynistic past when Sean Connery sauntered around in now-problematic mode. Via The Hollywood Reporter:

'The Batman' (2022) can do one brilliant thing no movie has done before

The Penguin may soar yet. Matt Reeves’ The Batman won’t swoop into theaters until next year, but the film already has fans waiting with bated breath to see the latest iteration of the World’s Greatest Detective, this time portrayed by Robert Pattinson. While the past twenty years have offered no...
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Why Cary Fukunaga Left Stephen King’s It

Amongst innumerable adaptations of Stephen King’s literature floating ubiquitously like creepy red balloons in the contemporary ether, director Andy Muschietti’s 2017 updated, polished big screen rendition of It stands out as one of the most prominent and profitable. However, the film—which was followed up with 2019’s It: Chapter Two—was the end product of almost a decade’s worth of permutations under various creative forces. One such force was Cary Fukunaga, who, before tackling HBO’s True Detective and upcoming Bond film No Time to Die, served as director and co-writer until creative clashes with studio New Line. Interestingly, Fukunaga now elaborates on the exact nature of said clashes.

Netflix dropped a bunch of film trailers. Here’s what to expect.

Back in March of 2021, Netflix promised a bold idea: to release one movie a week for the rest of 2021. By the looks of it, they’ve honored that promise. About three weeks ago, Netflix started to drop trailers. A lot of trailers. Movies, shows, documentaries, practically any content possible to make got a trailer, spanning genres all across the board. They weren’t just small indie movies either — these are huge blockbusters with A-list casts, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Idris Elba and Dwayne Johnson. With so many options, let’s take a look at some of the movie trailers that stood out.

Cary Fukunaga recounts power struggle with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, says he "needs to be edited down"

In a Hollywood Reporter profile of Fukunaga and his new James Bond movie No Time to Die, the Emmy-winning True Detective director recalled how his partnership with Pizzolatto devolved. “The show was presented to me in the way we pitched it around town — as an independent film made into television,” he says. “The writer and director are a team. Over the course of the project, Nic kept positioning himself as if he was my boss and I was like, ‘But you’re not my boss. We’re partners. We collaborate.’ By the time they got to postproduction, people like (former programming president) Michael Lombardo were giving Nic more power. It was disheartening because it didn’t feel like the partnership was fair.” As for their creative differences, Fukunaga says: “Nic is a really good writer, but I do think he needs to be edited down. It becomes too much about the writing and not enough about the momentum of the story. My struggle with him was to take some of these long dialogue scenes and put some air into them. We differed on tone and taste.” (In a 2014 profile in The Hollywood Reporter, Pizzolatto said: “Of course, you’re going to have discussions and difference of opinion, but what matters is that everyone is working without ego toward the best realization of what we have.”)

Cary Fukunaga Talks ‘True Detective’ “Struggle”: Nic Pizzolatto “Positioned Himself As My Boss”

If you have followed the history of the “True Detective” series on HBO, you know that the show is creatively overseen by writer Nic Pizzolatto. The acclaimed writer has been an integral part of all three seasons and has reportedly had some clashes with filmmakers over that time. Well, according to the filmmaker behind Season 1 of “True Detective,” Cary Fukunaga, his struggle with Pizzolatto comes down to what he felt was an unfair partnership.

Cary Fukunaga Called Working On ‘True Detective’ A ‘Disheartening’ Experience After Creator Nic Pizzolatto Got ‘More Power’

The MVP of True Detective season one wasn’t Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, or Alexandra Daddario, or creator Nic Pizzolatto, or the beer can men. It was Cary Fukunaga, who directed every episode of the HBO show’s first season, including this all-time great sequence. True Detective hasn’t been able to re-capture that season one magic since (although season three came close), and that’s partially due to Fukunaga leaving to explore other projects, including the next James Bond movie, No Time to Die. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he discussed why he didn’t return for further seasons and his “disheartening” relationship with Pizzolatto.