Celebrated filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is teaming with “The Leftovers” and “Westworld” director Nicole Kassell on a TV series adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s historical novel “The Last Of The Mohicans” for Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Parliament of Owls.
This re-telling of the French and Indian War (aka. Seven Years War) period novel re-centers the classic tale on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel. Fukunaga and Nicholas Osborne have penned the new take while Kassell will direct. All three will executive produce with Bard Dorros and Alex Goldstone.
There have been nine film adaptations of the story to date, the most notable recent one being Michael Mann’s 1992 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, along with several TV adaptations including the lauded 1971 BBC version. Fukunaga is currently directing the next James Bond film.