Fukunaga To Film Jane Eyre

October 21, 2009 by  
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Jane Eyre meet Cary Joji Fukunaga.

The director of this year’s brutal Spanish language drama Sin Nombre is taking on the Charlotte Bronte classic in a feature adaptation for Brit shingle Ruby Films, according to the latest Variety reports. Brutally byronic heroes, iron-fisted aunts, and attic-dwelling madwomen have never been so thrilling.

One of English literature’s most iconic tales, Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman lovesick over her surly employer. The 19th-century governess has been courted by many adaptors through the years, beginning with the 1944 version with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Then there was the Franco Zeferelli version of 1994 with Charlotte Gainsbourg. And in 2007, the BBC miniseries, co-produced by Ruby Films, garnered three Emmys. Two years later, they are giving it another go.

Besides in-demand helmer Fukunaga, the anticipated remake will be co-produced by Ruby Films’ Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits, with an updated script by Moira Buffini. The budding scribe’s grounding in graphic novels and vampire stage plays, on top of Fukanaga’s propensity towards grim texts, will sure to amp up the goth for this blood and thunder romance.

There is no up-to-date news on who will be stepping into Jane’s shoes just yet. Ellen Page was previously attached to the role, but has since moved on. Shooting is aimed for next year.

Check out our five star review of Sin Nombre and our exclusive chat with the director himself in our interview with Cary Fukunaga….

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