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Antoine Fuqua To Direct 'Narco Sub,' Eyeing 'The Magnificent Seven' Remake & 'The Equalizer 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 4:40 PM
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With "The Equalizer" coming this fall (check out the first trailer), and the boxing pic "Southpaw" starring Jake Gyllenhaal brewing, it looks like director Antoine Fuqua is putting another project on his plate.

Jake Gyllenhaal & Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw' Gets Going, Jude Law Set For Melissa McCarthy's 'Susan Cooper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 5:16 PM
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Jake Gyllenhaal
Okay, the McConnaisance is now complete with the Matthew McConaughey taking the Best Actor award at the Oscars over the weekend. So how about the Gyllen-sance instead? The actor has quietly been putting a together a string of solid work with interesting directors including "Source Code" for Duncan Jones; "End Of Watch" with David Ayer; two films with Denis Villeneuve, "Prisoners" and "Enemy"; and he's currently in production on "Everest" with Baltasar Kormakur and recently wrapped "Nightcrawler" with Tony Gilroy. What's next?

10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 13, 2013 3:06 PM
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10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers
Many years ago, The Playlist started off as a blog dedicated to soundtracks, scores, music movies and the rest of the middle part of the Venn diagram where the worlds of music and film collided. Though we’ve evolved since then, that overlap is still something close to our hearts. One way those worlds are inextricably interlinked is in the number of directors who come from a music video background to work in features, and with most of us being that precise age that we can still remember the first heyday of the music video, it never ceases to surprise us how many of the promos we remember best were shot by filmmakers we now associate primarily with features. Arguably the form is experiencing something of a renaissance in relevance these days, not just via YouTube, but also with high-profile bands like Arcade Fire embracing and expanding their music videos’ artistic potential, even while the Robin Thickes of the world grab some extra headlines with risque or provocative content.

Chloe Moretz Offered Role Of Young Prostitute In 'The Equalizer' With Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 10:56 AM
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Okay, we didn't see this coming. At all. At only sixteen years old, Chloe Moretz is already looking to push the envelope with the roles she'll take on, featuring in the grimy indie "Hick" (which by all accounts was pretty awful) while this fall she'll reign in terror as "Carrie." But taking the part of a young prostitute? Like we said, didn't see this one coming...

Antoine Fuqua Sets His Sights On 'The Equalizer' With Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 3:11 PM
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Because he doesn't have enough projects on this plate already....wait, do we have to, really? Okay: the boxing drama "Southpaw"; a Miles Davis biopic; heist flick "Chicagoland"; "Steel Town" for Legendary; a Suge Knight documentary for Showtime (recently wrapped); the thriller "Storming Las Vegas"; a Chinese language historical epic and possibly the "24" movie. Like we said, dude is not without options, but none of those above would have him re-teaming with his "Training Day" star Denzel Washington.

Antoine Fuqua And The Cast Of 'Olympus Has Fallen' Discuss The Bumps & Bruises Of Action Filmmaking

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 20, 2013 10:58 AM
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This weekend, Washington D.C. gets pulverized in “Olympus Has Fallen,” and director Antoine Fuqua wouldn’t have it any other way. The man in charge of this star-studded production boasted during press day of the glee he took in demolishing a national landmark, designed as a set in Shreveport, Louisiana. He looked forward every day to, “Tearing it up, shooting it up, making it real.”

Antoine Fuqua Says '24' Movie Is Dead, Still Waiting On The Script For Tupac Shakur Biopic

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 11, 2013 2:56 PM
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Antoine Fuqua has been a busy man: the “Training Day” helmer has “Olympus Has Fallen” about to hit theaters, just as his hands are in several pies, developing many upcoming projects. We caught up with him during press for the White House siege film, and while he could only reveal that there were several balls in the air, he did confirm the death of a project he was linked to, the big-screen adaptation of his series “24.”

The Weinstein Company Put Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Flick 'Southpaw' Back In The Ring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 5:34 PM
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One of the many zillion projects Antoine Fuqua has been linked to in the past while is "Southpaw," a boxing flick once mooted as a vehicle for Eminem (he's since moved on to focus on his music). Last spring, the movie got put on the backburner by Sony and MGM, and then it pretty much fell off the radar. But now it's back to life at a new home.

Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Save The White House (And His Career) In Trailer For 'Olympus Has Fallen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 12:47 PM
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After "Machine Gun Preacher," "Playing For Keeps" and "Chasing Mavericks" (and we'll just go ahead an presume the omnibus comedy "Movie 43" is going to tank hard this weekend) Gerard Butler is in desperate need of a hit. Why on Earth he signed on to the cheaper, ripoff version of Roland Emmerich and Channing Tatum's "White House Down" is a question best left to his agent we guess, but FilmDistrict and Millenium are making sure theirs gets into theaters first. But judging by the new trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen," we'll be just fine waiting a few more months.

Antoine Fuqua Calls Out Spike Lee for Publicly Trashing 'Django Unchained' (But Hasn't Seen The Movie Yet Either)

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 2, 2013 8:57 AM
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A little over one week in theaters, and after a tremendous Christmas weekend opening for the film garnering $64 million, director Spike Lee might just have played a key role in the success of Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained.” His public refusal to see the western, calling it “disrespectful to my ancestors,” raised the film's profile to perhaps its highest political platform, and as fierce analysis of the ambitiously wild project continues post-release, another director has come to the movie's defense.

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