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February 18, 2020
Raoul Peck, the Oscar-nominated director of I Am Not Your Negro, is teaming with HBO for Exterminate All the Brutes, an bold four-part hybrid docuseries that may discover the exploitative and genocidal facets of European colonialism.
he venture is being culled from three books: Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Folks’s Historical past of the US and Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Previous. The sequence will draw from documentary footage and archival materials together with animation and interpretive scripted scenes, with Josh Hartnett to play the lead function within the latter sections.
The intention is to inform a sweeping story from America to Africa by which historical past, modern life and fiction are intertwined. Peck will deconstruct the making and masking of historical past by means of a private voyage into a few of the darkest hours of humanity.
“This venture has been my greatest problem thus far,” Peck stated Tuesday in a launch saying the venture. “It pressured me to query not solely our frequent information but in addition my very own expertise as a filmmaker. I’m excited that HBO is supporting that imaginative and prescient.”The docuseries is from Velvet Movie, with Peck and Rémi Grellety the chief producers. Velvet Movie and ICM Companions are repping worldwide gross sales rights.
Peck gained the Excellent Arts & Tradition Documentary Emmy final yr for I Am Not Your Negro, by which James Baldwin tells the story of race in fashionable America through his unfinished novel Bear in mind This Home. It was nominated for the Oscar in 2017.