Cary Fukunaga is Down for Whatever


Cary Fukunaga is everywhere recently. His film, Beasts of no Nation, is scoring widespread critical acclaim. He is Hollywood’s It boy, despite not helming the next adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. See what we did there? Somehow, every new interview that Fukunaga participates in seems to unearth a new nugget of information that the other one’s missed. After giving so many interviews, it’s fair to think that much of the topics covered would be the same.

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That’s only half-true for The New York Times’ newest piece on Cary Fukunaga. Although the piece covers the difficulties of shooting in Gana, it also goes a little deeper. Fukunaga seems perfectly zen with the fact that his new film as limited appeal, telling the Times that “No one’s gonna want to watch it, even if they hear it’s a good film,” which is fair, considering the movie is about child soldiers.

In fact, he seems perfectly zen with everything in general. He also states that he would be open to working on just about anything:

"“I don’t think I can tell you one thing I’d completely write off, not even porn, if there was an angle…If the thing interests me and the process sounds fun, I want to do it.”"

A Cary Fukunaga comedy would be interesting, to say the least. It may, however, interfere with building his particular brand.

The Times interview represents probably the best piece on Beasts of no Nation that we’ve seen so far, but there are also other takeaways not having to do with the film. Going back to the director character in True Detective season two that supposedly represents Fukunaga, apparently Nic Pizzolatto personally contacted Fukunaga and “swore” it was not him.

Though when asked if he believed it, Fukunaga gives a silent shrug.

It’s also worth pointing out that when asked about working on the aforementioned IT project, Fukunaga wasn’t open to discussing it. You are encouraged to head to The New York Times to read the entire interview.

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