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The Exorcist director William Friedkin considering True Detective

07.09.2014
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There have been a lot of True Detective talks ever since the first season finale; casting, locations, storyline; it’s all up in the air still. Interestingly enough still, lost in all that is the fact that the show doesn’t have a director. The show created and written by Nic Pizzolatto had a first season that directed entirely by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and the dude did amazing work with it. He won’t be back, so who’s going to take over? According to Indiewire, THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE EXORCIST director William Friedkin, who previously worked with Matthew McConaughey in KILLER JOE, is all about it.

“I am considering it.” said Friedkin. “I like this writer [Nic Pizzolatto] very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned. Now, all the new seasons are different so I’m not committed — this new season has nothing to do with the last one. Except for him and his sensibility, which I think is extraordinary…I can’t say much more at this time. But I’m a fan of his writing, even though this will not be a continuation of what was done before with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So what you can say is I’m a huge fan of his writing, I’ve met with him, I like him, I like the direction he’s taking with this.”

This isn't a contract obviously; whoever the director is going to be, let’s hope he or she can go at it for a full season like Fukunaga. I think it set a vision in place that stayed throughout the run of the show and made the one and done season stand out on its own. Friedkin would be a great choice; he has patience with his work, no cheap scares or thrills with him.

Who is your dream director for season 2 of True Detective?

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12:56PM on 07/10/2014

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Thanks for explaining who WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is....

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Thanks for explaining who WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is....

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6:05AM on 07/10/2014

Friedkin would be a great choice

Who I'd like to see get the gig however is Joe Wright.
Who I'd like to see get the gig however is Joe Wright.
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12:28AM on 07/10/2014
I just plowed through season one and loved every second of it. Great acting, great writing, great direction, great soundtrack. Friedkin would be a pretty great choice. I hope they stick with the same theme song and similar style of credit sequence. I love that opening.
I just plowed through season one and loved every second of it. Great acting, great writing, great direction, great soundtrack. Friedkin would be a pretty great choice. I hope they stick with the same theme song and similar style of credit sequence. I love that opening.
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10:29PM on 07/09/2014
I've yet to watch True Detective, but a season directed by Friedkin would be something special.
I've yet to watch True Detective, but a season directed by Friedkin would be something special.
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9:29PM on 07/09/2014

ladies

I heard that there was maybe a trio of female detectives next time. Can't remember where I read it, but that could be good with the right actresses. It dealt a good deal with men and women, sex, and male vs. female philosophy on the matter, and 3 ladyfuzz cops could be cool.
I heard that there was maybe a trio of female detectives next time. Can't remember where I read it, but that could be good with the right actresses. It dealt a good deal with men and women, sex, and male vs. female philosophy on the matter, and 3 ladyfuzz cops could be cool.
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7:56PM on 07/09/2014
Great choice but it'd be awesome if they got the dude that directed Matthew in Mud. Great film with a similar backwoods, bayou, southern feel to True Detective.

But considering Matthew's not coming back and it might take place somewhere else geographically-- come to think about it-- it doesn't even matter. As long as aesthetically it doesn't have a different tone, feel or style to the first amazing season.
Great choice but it'd be awesome if they got the dude that directed Matthew in Mud. Great film with a similar backwoods, bayou, southern feel to True Detective.

But considering Matthew's not coming back and it might take place somewhere else geographically-- come to think about it-- it doesn't even matter. As long as aesthetically it doesn't have a different tone, feel or style to the first amazing season.
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7:47PM on 07/09/2014
I wonder if they'll keep the same kind of southern gothic tone. I hope so, but I know that will limit some things. Hopefully that's just the writers style. Anyone read his novel?
I wonder if they'll keep the same kind of southern gothic tone. I hope so, but I know that will limit some things. Hopefully that's just the writers style. Anyone read his novel?
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7:42PM on 07/09/2014
Would be another great ideal addition of talent to carry on this show. What would be the chances he could get Gene Hackman out of retirement for a chance to star in this as one of the senior Detectives? Not likely, but why the hell not.
Would be another great ideal addition of talent to carry on this show. What would be the chances he could get Gene Hackman out of retirement for a chance to star in this as one of the senior Detectives? Not likely, but why the hell not.
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7:16PM on 07/09/2014

Please god be true!!

Michael Shannon has a good relationship with HBO and Bill, I hope they can get him as one of the detectives!
Michael Shannon has a good relationship with HBO and Bill, I hope they can get him as one of the detectives!
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