Focus Features has tapped Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, Sin Hombre ) to direct its Civil War-centered heist film No Blood, No Guts, No Glory. Variety reports that Fukunaga is writing the screenplay with Chase Palmer (“Dune”), whose original script appeared on the 2009 Black List and has been described as “The Dirty Dozen” set during the Civil War. The story is based on the real-life commando mission that inspired the Buster Keaton flick The General.
Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria para Chino (2004) while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. After making his feature film debut Sin Nombre he was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch.