I came across an old article that mentioned a movie about the Andrews Raid (aka The Great Locomotive Chase) in the planning stages. It was to be helmed by an up-and-coming director named Cary Fukunaga. My excitement was snuffed when I found this follow-up article from this past summer:
“I took myself off that project, in the fall of 2011. It’s funny because the project is still out there, I love the story, because I’m really obsessed with the American Civil War. I’ve studied it for many years and I’ve always wanted to do an American Civil War story,” he explained. “I saw an opportunity there to tell an amazing story of The Andrews Raid and the Confederacy, but I think the producer wanted to tell a much more ‘Inglourious Basterds’ complete reinterpretation of history which I didn’t feel comfortable with. I think the history alone was captivating, we didn’t need to invent action scenes.”
Whatever topic he chooses and whenever the film comes out, sign me up for an opening day ticket.