SIN NOMBRE director to do a new JANE EYRE film?

GATW Guest Writer

October 21st, 2009

Cary Fukunaga Jane Eyre

Director Cary Fukunaga received much acclaim for his debut film SIN NOMBRE, which was released earlier this year and is about Honduran teenagers and their dangerous journey to immigrate into the United States. Variety is now reporting that Fukunaga is close to signing up for another project.

And it's a project that is very different from Fukunaga's brutally realistic border-crossing drama. The Fukunaga (epic nickname and all it took was adding the to his last name) is in talks to direct another film adaptation of the well-known 19th century novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The story of Jane Eyre traces young Jane through many stages of her life, beginning with her loveless childhood as an orphan and her education at a charity school, before she moves in as governess of Thornfield Manor, followed by her time with the Rivers family.

Being a classic and beloved novel, it's not surprising that Jane Eyre has been adapted into a film several times before. The last time Jane Eyre was made into a feature film was in 1996 with Charlotte Gainsbourg (SCIENCE OF SLEEP, ANTICHRIST) playing the title role and Anna Paquin playing the younger version of Jane. Most film versions of the novel focus on the latter part of the novel, particularly the romance between Jane and her master with a big secret at Thornfield, Mr. Rochester.

It's cool to see a director, in this case the Fukunaga, want to do something so completely different from his previous film. Wait to suprise us, Fukunaga.

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