Cary Fukunaga discusses future projects; perhaps a musical?

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
March 8th, 2010

The 2010 Academy Awards have come and gone with very few notable snubs. In my opinion, one of the best films that was tragically overlooked was Cary Fukunaga's SIN NOMBRE. The film tells an incredible story that is surprisingly easy to fall in love with, considering the film deals with gang violence and immigration turmoil.  

Due to my endearment with Fukunaga's debut feature, I'm anxiously awaiting any news of his upcoming projects. He sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss just that. More information after the jump.

We already knew that Fukunaga was working on an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Despite my distaste for the brutally thick and dull novel, I'm quite curious to see Fukunaga's take on the source material. What interests me more though surrounds the hints he dropped in this interview. Specifically:

I do have some ideas for my next film, which I’m pitching to Universal Studios soon, that are just as different. And I was writing a musical for Focus before this.

What?! Mr. Fukunaga, tell us more!

It’s about a boy and a girl who are in love with each other, and they both live in parallel dimensions. Her world is like our world and his world is like our world, but they don’t coincide, and the way they’re able to see and hear each other is via singing. But they can’t touch each other, so that’s like the worst thing.

Though a musical doesn't necessarily coincide with his debut film's brutal realism, it sounds equally as tragic. I'm anxiously awaiting every new project from Fukunaga, who only needs another great film to fully convince me of his brilliance. What better way to do that with three contrasting movies! I'm on board with these ideas, what about you?

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