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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

….from Cary Joji Fukunaga and Nicole Kassell

"Although Cary Joji Fukunaga is at work on Bond 25, he's not leaving TV behind completely. After directing Maniac and the first season of True Detective as well as developing The Alienist, he's now teaming up with Watchmen director Nicole Kassell for a new adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans. James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel is the second the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and is set in 1757 during the French and Indian War (aka The Seven Years' War). The story follows "the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel." Fukunaga co-wrote the script with Nicholas Osborne and Kassell will direct. The project is in development at Paramount Television.

"The clash of civilizations during the Seven Years War, which frames the story of Last of the Mohicans, has been a long-time passion of mine," Fukunaga told Deadline. "It was a world war before the term even existed. The opportunity to recreate the story's strong-willed and free-thinking characters, with talents including Nick Osborne and Nicole Kassell, is incredibly exciting to me. Together with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, we have the chance to revive the forgotten ancestors that define American identity today."…"
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SOB Van Owen11 Apr 2019 8:49 p.m. PST

Cora is "mixed race"?
I never knew that!

MightyHindu12 Apr 2019 3:10 a.m. PST

Yes, of course she was! Furthermore there are 50% coloured people (except the red hawks), 2 gay British officers (yes I know there are only 2, there were clearly more), 1 wheelchair user (even if only in a supporting role), 2 gender persons (probably French officers) and 100 Asians (to secure the financing of the film). Oh yes, more than 50% of women's roles are played by women.

FusilierDan12 Apr 2019 3:23 a.m. PST

From wikipedia.

Cora Munro: a dark-haired daughter of Colonel Munro; serious, intelligent, and calm in the face of danger. Her mother, whom Munro met and married in the West Indies, was a mulatto or mixed-race woman,[8] described as "descended, remotely" from slaves.[9] Scholars have sometimes termed Cora a quadroon, but Cooper may have imagined her with even less African ancestry. Diane Roberts described Cora as "the first tragic mulatta in American literature."[10] Cora's mother died when she was young.

Alice Munro: Cora's blonde half-sister; cheerful, playful, frail, and charming. She is the daughter of Alice Graham, Munro's second wife.

Pan Marek12 Apr 2019 5:42 a.m. PST

Mighty- Congratulations on making this thread about politics.

Fuliser +2 for actually bothering to check facts before leaping into politics.

Ten Fingered Jack13 Apr 2019 3:48 a.m. PST

It's not about politics, it's about PC corruption of Western Civilization.

MiniPigs13 Apr 2019 10:48 a.m. PST

Well, there was a time when Hollywood used white actors in black face for black roles. Did anyone rise up in outrage then?

Perhaps it is time for thousands of black extras to play the French and British soldiers in white face?

Or can whites only be mocked up as other ethnic groups and not the other way around?

And, although it is true that PC culture is incredibly annoying, it's here because there was a time when people abused others with impunity simply for what they were.

I remember conversations growing up around the dinner table when neighbors were described as "those people". I knew something wasnt quite right about it but I went along. I suppose PC is what you get when you have a chance to change things and dont bother because it's inconvenient.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 7:11 p.m. PST

Early America was a very diverse place but taking that aside Hollywood will ruin it with their pc crap.Problem is they want to portray the people back then as they view them now,not as they really were.The indians for example they portray as noble savages.Were they noble,at times yes but at times no they were very savage wiping out whole tribes.The people back then were as they are now,very complex.I have my doubts about this show.

FlyXwire16 Apr 2019 5:06 a.m. PST

Mark, I like this – "The people back then were as they are now,very complex."

So I'll try to give the show a chance, using the same standard, and while realizing I'm looking through the prism and prejudices of my own times, and sometimes without even knowing it.

42flanker18 Apr 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

It's not the timely attempt to address the balance that is so tiresome, it's the clumsy signalling of same in the form of blatant 'PC' that can be vexing.

I can't remember, was 'PC' once a positive term that became devalued or has it always tended to mean 'Pious Crap'?

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 7:54 a.m. PST

Even though I have my doubts I will try it.With so little historical shows on I have to give it a chance. LOTM is my favorite movie.

42flanker19 Apr 2019 1:57 a.m. PST

As an old-fashioned adventure film writ anew there are few better.

+ Dan D came to Hollywood

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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2019 7:30 a.m. PST

The way I figure it, any screen adaptation can't be worse than trying to slog through reading a JFC book!

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