Speaking to Empire, Fukunaga defined: “My first film, Sin Nombre, got here out throughout swine flu [pandemic in 2009], and it got here out in cinemas in Mexico proper when the President of Mexico stated: ‘Do not go to cinemas.’”
“So I had trauma from that experience, and as I was following the news of this, almost every day I was asking [the producers], ‘What’s the plan, guys? Because this isn’t stopping.’”
Reflecting on the reshuffle, he provides: “I don’t think anyone could have foreseen how the world came to a complete standstill, but I did think audiences would not be going to cinemas.”
Because of this, Fukunaga had some concern about how the subsequent few months would go concerning the manufacturing of the movie.