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.”