Cary Fukunaga Talks Expanding Into the Space of 'Beasts of No Nation''s Locations

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Jane Eyre and True Detective director Cary Fukunaga talks to Vanity Fair about his latest film, Beasts of No Nation--which premiered in theaters and on Netflix simultaneously this past Friday (it is, in fact, the streaming platform's first original theatrical release). 

The film tells the harrowing story of a young boy forced into becoming a child soldier. And Fukunaga readily admits that the film's beautiful landscapes and imagery were not where he expected it to go.

"I thought it was going to be a smaller, more contained film," he says. "[When I saw the locations I realized] we need to fill it. I feel like I’m a gas. I will just expand in any space that’s given.”