He is replacing Danny Boyle, but the Californian may not be the safest pair of hands hes no stranger to walking from projects and his latest series, Maniac, is a mind-bending trip into psychotropic drugs
Have I done psychotropic drugs? Cary Fukunaga considers the question and laughs. Yeah. Just an aesthetic amount, which is basically just enjoying yourself. He hasnt had the full, guided experience, he says, where your mind is turned inside out. But I wouldnt mind. Im curious about it.
This curiosity is evident in the 41-year-old directors new TV show, Maniac, which centres on pharmaceutical drug trials and takes viewers inside the minds of their human guinea pigs and off into fantastical realities. Fukunaga excels at such world building, from his gothic-tinged Jane Eyre to child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation, not to mention the debut season of the noir horror True Detective.
No doubt these skills are what helped seal the deal when the producers of James Bond signed up the director after Danny Boyle dropped out at the last minute. The announcement came just days after our interview. So what clues can Maniac, as well as Fukunagas other work, give us as to what we can expect of 007s 25th outing?
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