Cary Fukunaga Set to Helm 'No Blood, No Guts, No Glory' for Focus
You've gotta love the career choices filmmaker Cary Fukunaga is making - from his debut Sin Nombre, to the seminal classic Jane Eyre, now back to the Civil War. Variety is reporting that Fukunaga is attached to a project called No Blood, No Guts, No Glory at Focus Features, a Civil War heist film that he will co-write the screenplay for with Chase Palmer. The original script ended up on the Black List years ago, described as "The Dirty Dozen set during the Civil War" following 20 Union soldiers in disguise who board a train in Georgia in order to pull off a heist that could bring an end to the Civil War. Sounds quite intriguing.
Although Jonah Hex failed miserably and not many people have seen The Conspirator, with movies like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Django Unchained on the way, maybe a badass heist movie set during the Civil War could actually do well. Variety says the "project is a fictionalized account of America's first special forces operation, though it's based on the real-life Civil War commando mission that inspired Buster Keaton's The General" from 1926. Interesting. So they're also capitalizing on the Osama bin Laden death-buzz and Kathryn Bigelow's brand new project, too. Kevin Misher is producing this through Misher Films. We'll keep you updated on Fukunaga's plans, in the meantime, see Jane Eyre when you can.