HBO Max has reportedly placed a script order for the new “The Last of the Mohicans” series first revealed in April last year.
Celebrated filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is teaming with “Watchmen” and “Westworld” director Nicole Kassell on a TV series adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s historical novel to be produced by 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 are expected to co-write the new take while Kassell will direct and 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.
The project isn’t to be confused with British TV producer Playground’s series adaptation of Cooper’s “Leatherstocking Tales,” the overall five novel saga of which ‘Mohicans’ is the second.
Fukunaga is currently finishing up directing the next James Bond film “No Time to Die”.
Source: The Live Feed