Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Producer of 'The Walking Dead' Says There’s No Conspiracy to Kill Off the Black Male Characters Producer of 'The Walking Dead' Says There’s No Conspiracy to Kill Off the Black Male Characters Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Antoine Fuqua Will Tackle Drug Smuggling w/ Thriller 'Narco Sub' + Offered 'Magnificent Seven' Remake, 'Equalizer' Sequel

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 28, 2014 at 5:39PM

Antoine Fuqua Will Tackle Drug Smuggling w/ Thriller 'Narco Sub' + Offered 'Magnificent Seven' Remake
4
Director Antoine Fuqua On The Set Of 'Olympus Has Fallen'
Director Antoine Fuqua On The Set Of 'Olympus Has Fallen'

Antoine Fuqua has been tapped by Fox to direct a thriller titled Narco Sub, from a script penned by David Guggenheim


Plot details aren't public yet, but, according to Deadline, Narco Sub is set in the dangerous world of drug smuggling; The title, narco-sub or narco-submarine, refers to a type of custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers outside the USA to smuggle drugs into the USA.

Ridley Scott's Scott Free shingle will produce, alongside Genre Films's Simon Kinberg, who also revised the script along with Anthony Peckham.

Elishia Holmes and Aditya Sood will exec produce. 

Fuqua should be very comfortable here. It sounds like the kind of likely gritty, hard-nosed, adult project that he's come to be known for. 

Fuqua's next - The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz, which marks the first re-teaming of Washington and director since Training Day - is set for a September 26 release.

He'll also be directing Forest Whitaker and Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw.

Oh, and by the way, Fuqua also reportedly has offers from MGM to direct the remake of The Magnificent Seven (the 1960 American western directed by John Sturges, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai), and from Sony who wants him to return for a sequel to The Equalizer, in what the studio likely hopes will be a film franchise for star Denzel Washington.

It's nice to be wanted.

This article is related to: Antoine Fuqua


Shadow & ActNewsletter