Cary Fukunaga to helm Civil War heist flick NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 24th, 2011

Need we say more? According to Variety, SIN NOMBRE and JANE EYRE director, Cary Fukunaga, is set to not only write, but also direct, the upcoming NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY.  Fukunaga will be writing a new take on the film with writer Chase Palmer, who himself landed on the 2009 Black List with the original draft of the film’s screenplay.

The film will follow the story of “a spy and 20 Union soldiers in disguise who board a train in Georgia in order to pull off a heist that could bring a quick end to the Civil War.” Count me in.

BLOOD, GUTS, GLORY is yet another change of pace for the director who has found himself behind super-low budget dramas and even a period novel adaptation, so to say that Fukunaga has eclectic tastes is a bit of an understatement.  This film sounds absolutely amazing, as the world of the Civil War is something that both needs to be seen more on the big screen, and also one that could make for a really intriguing take on the heist picture.  BLOOD finds inspiration from The Great Locomotive Chase, the tale of Union soldiers who took a train over ultimately cutting off Confederate communication, and was the same story that was the inspiration for such films as Buster Keaton’s masterpiece THE GENERAL. Again, need we really say more?

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