Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua Will Direct ‘Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’

Antoine Fuqua Will Direct ‘Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’

Just weeks after Antoine Fuqua's latest hit The Equalizer opened in theaters, the filmmaker has been attached to direct the adaptation The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.

The project is based on the book of the same name by Jeff Hobbs, which charts the true story of Robert Peace's journey from the hardened streets of Newark to the Ivy League school Yale. While the young African-American man excelled at molecular biochemistry and biophysics, his violent upbringing continued to follow him before his life ended tragically. The author was Robert Peace's college roommate and friend.

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‘The Equalizer’ IMAX Preview with Director Antoine Fuqua

‘The Equalizer’ IMAX Preview with Director Antoine Fuqua

 

 

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‘Equalizer’ Director Steps Away from ‘Narco Sub’

‘Equalizer’ Director Steps Away from ‘Narco Sub’

Earlier this week, I had the chance to speak with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua, and towards the end of our chat, the talk naturally drifted towards other projects he's working on. We reported in May that the filmmaker was attached to direct Narco Sub, which the late Tony Scott was once set to direct, that centers on illegal submersible ships used by cartels to smuggle narcotics. Just a few days later, we also reported that Antoine Fuqua is re-teaming with The Equalizer star Denzel Washington on The Magnificent Seven remake.

CLICK HERE for my full interview with Antoine Fuqua for The Equalizer, which hits theaters September 26.

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‘The Equalizer’ Interview with Director Antoine Fuqua | EXCLUSIVE

‘The Equalizer’ Interview with Director Antoine Fuqua | EXCLUSIVE

Antoine Fuqua is a filmmaker I have always admired and respected, not only for his skill behind the camera, but for the diversity of projects he undertakes. After cutting his teeth by directing a number of iconic music videos in the 1990s, including Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise," Prince's "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," and Toni Braxton's "Another Sad Love Song," Antoine Fuqua transitioned into features with The Replacement Killers and Bait before his breakout hit Training Day, where he directed Denzel Washington to a Best Actor Oscar.

From there, he took on a number of vastly different films such as the war drama Tears of the Sun, the medieval epic King Arthur, the grounded action-packed adaptation Shooter (which I still think is vastly underrated), the urban crime drama Brooklyn's Finest and last year's big-budget action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

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Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua Reteam for ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua Reteam for ‘The Magnificent Seven’

MGM is moving forward with its long-planned remake of the 1960 classic Western The Magnificent Seven, with Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in early talks to star and direct.

We first reported on the project back in August 2012, when Nic Pizzolatto signed on to write the script, long before his hit HBO series True Detective debuted. Tom Cruise was also attached to star at that time, but he dropped out of the remake in December, just as John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) came on board to rewrite the script.

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Antoine Fuqua Will Replace Director Tony Scott on ‘Narco Sub’

Antoine Fuqua Will Replace Director Tony Scott on ‘Narco Sub’

After several years in development, Narco Sub is finally moving forward, with director Antoine Fuqua attached to take the helm.

Not much is known about the story, although the title refers to the illegal, submersible crafts that drug cartels use to smuggle their products, particularly between Colombia and Mexico. These underwater ships are so small they are able to sneak past radar systems undetected.

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Director Antoine Fuqua Reunites with Denzel Washington for ‘The Equalizer’

Director Antoine Fuqua Reunites with Denzel Washington for ‘The Equalizer’

Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua is in early talks to direct The Equalizer, which would reunite the Training Day filmmaker with star Denzel Washington.

Richard Wenk (16 Blocks) wrote the screenplay based on the hit CBS TV series The Equalizer, which ran for four seasons between 1985 and 1989. The show centered on Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) a former covert operative who lives a life of solitude and devotes himself to helping others in need. The movie will follow that basic premise, with Denzel Washington portraying a modern character who truly despises any form of injustice, devoting his life to helping people from being victimized.

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‘24’ Movie Is Dead Says Director Antoine Fuqua

‘24’ Movie Is Dead Says Director Antoine Fuqua

Director Antoine Fuqua, who has been doing press for his latest movie, Olympus Has Fallen, has revealed that the 24 movie is not going to happen, and that the project is dead.

24 is in development .

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