True Detective Director Wish List: 5 Filmmakers For Season 2

By Jesse Carp 10 months ago discussion comments
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Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley, the last entry on the list, might be the least known director of the bunch but Martin Scorsese called his latest film, A Field in England, "audacious and wildly brilliant... a most original and stunning cinematic experience." The director has been gaining notoriety over the last few years thanks to almost universal praise for his bleak yet funny feature films, however, he's also no stranger to the small-screen having worked on a few weird and dark British comedies like The Wrong Door and Ideal (with a feature film adaptation of the latter next on Wheatley's schedule) before his latest hot streak.

Wheatley's Kill List is one of the most intense and scary movies I've seen in years while Sightseers is about as dark as a comedy can get and still be a comedy. Like I said, the director is quickly making a name for himself and it's only a matter of time before he makes his first A-List American project. HBO would be a great place to start if he can fit it into his busy schedule with on his adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High-Rise starring Tom HIddleston on tap. Not to mention a couple episodes of the new Doctor Who he's shooting. As for his potential stars, well, Hiddleston and Hemsworth would be amusing but I'm sure there are also several other actors and actresses in Hollywood itching to work with Wheatley. Especially if it's on something like the second season of True Detective.

True Detective returns with Episode 4, “Who Goes There,” on Sunday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO. Created (as well as written) by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the series stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, Alexandra Daddario, Elizabeth Reaser and Kevin Dunn.
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