After impressing with “Sin Nombre” and his acclaimed new take on literary classic “Jane Eyre” a few months ago, filmmaker Cary Fukunaga is now set to direct Civil War heist pic “No Blood, No Guts, No Glory” for Focus Features says Variety.
The story follows a spy and twenty Union soldiers in disguise who board a train in Georgia in order to pull off a heist that could bring a quick end to the Civil War.
The project is a fictionalized account of a real-life Civil War commando mission (described as “America’s first special forces operation”), the same incident inspired Buster Keaton classic “The General.”
Fukunaga penned screenplay with Chase Palmer (“Dune”) while Kevin Misher will produce. The film was previously setup at Paramount Pictures.