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Last week Vulture posted the most amazing #DirectorBurn of all time from the Reykjavik International Film Festival, where David Cronenberg opened up about passing on the opportunity to direct the second season premiere of True Detective.
“The heat is in TV. Last year I was approached to direct the first episode of the second season of True Detective, I considered it but I thought that the script was bad, so I didn’t do it. In TV, the director is just a traffic cop, but on the other hand, it is work, and there’s a lot of it.”
Along the first season’s iconoclastic director/bane of Nic Pizzolatto’s existence, Cary Fukunaga, saying that he hadn’t even watched the second series of the anthology show on HBO, it seems like directors are coming out of the woodwork to deliver their most scathing critiques on the under-appreciated season. So for fun, we tried to imagine what other visionary directors passed on Pizzolatto’s bloated script, and what their excuse would have been.