Fuqua at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
January 19, 1966
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966) is an African-American film director. His first feature film was the action film (1998). He then directed the crime thriller The Replacement Killers (2001), in which star Training Day Denzel Washington won an Oscar, the action war drama (2003), the Arthurian legend film Tears of the Sun (2004), the conspiracy action thriller King Arthur (2007), the crime film Shooter (2010), and the action thrillers Brooklyn's Finest (2013) and Olympus Has Fallen (2014), which pairs Fuqua with Denzel Washington again. The Equalizer
Movie career [ edit ]
After going to school for electrical engineering, with the hope of going on to fly jets in the military,
Fuqua began his career directing music videos for popular artists like [1 ] Toni Braxton and Prince, and then went on to become a film director. He is perhaps best known for the award-winning film . Fuqua was scheduled to direct Training Day , Prisoners based on a storybook from [2 ] Aaron Guzikowski, but left the project. [3 ]
CBS Films has hired Antoine Fuqua to direct a new movie based on a
Vince Flynn novel, . Consent to Kill [4 ]
In March 2011, Fuqua signed on to direct a film featuring the romantic love story between
Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang dynasty. [5 ] As reported in March 2013, he has stated that he's awaiting for the film project to go through the appropriate Chinese government channels before directing the historical epic film, currently known as [6 ] The Tang Dynasty. [7 ]
He was slated to direct
Tupac Shakur's official biopic. The project was postponed to allow Fuqua to direct rapper [8 ] Eminem's second feature film, . Southpaw However, Eminem put the Southpaw film on hold to focus on music. [9 ] Fuqua moved on to [10 ] (2013), an action thriller starring Olympus Has Fallen Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.
In May 2014
20th Century Fox set Fuqua to direct a drug smuggling thriller film Narco Sub which is scripted by David Guggenheim. [11 ]
Writing career [ edit ]
After Dark with Wesley Snipes, which was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Jeff Nentrup. [12 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Music videos [ edit ]
"Love's Taken Over",
Chanté Moore (1992) "It's Alright", Chanté Moore (1992)
"All I See",
Christopher Williams (1992) "Saving Forever for You",
Shanice (1993) "The Morning After",
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (1993) "
Nobody Does It Betta", Mint Condition (1993) [13 ] "Ain't Nobody",
Jaki Graham (1994) "Somewhere", Shanice (1994)
I'm In The Mood", CeCe Peniston (1994) "Deep Down", Ladae (1994)
[14 ] "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World",
Prince (1994) "United Front",
Arrested Development (1994) "For Your Love",
Stevie Wonder (1995) "Freedom", Various Artists (1995)
Gangsta's Paradise", Coolio (1995) "Bedtime (Version 2)",
Usher Raymond (1998) "Blue Angels",
Pras (1999) "
Citizen Soldier", 3 Doors Down (2007) "
Mirror", Lil Wayne (2011)
Commercials [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ nthWORD Magazine, April, 2010
^ Eugene Driscoll. "750 Extras Needed For ‘Prisoners’". Valley Independent Sentinel.
^ "Missing Star Causes 'Prisoners' Delay". BloodyDisgusting.
^ "Antoine Fuqua Helming Consent to Kill". ComingSoon.
^ ". China Cultural Industries "Training Day" director to tell Chinese love story" . Retrieved . January 6, 2012
^ Chu, Karen (March 27, 2011). "Antoine Fuqua to direct Chinese concubine romance". Reuters . Retrieved . January 6, 2012
^ Toro, Gabe (11 March 2013). "Antoine Fuqua Says '24' Movie Is Dead, Still Waiting On The Script For Tupac Shakur Biopic". Indiewire.
^ Production On Tupac Film To Begin This Spring AllHipHop.
^ "Eminem's boxing movie may delay the Tupac Shakur biopic yet again". AV Club. June 7, 2011 . Retrieved . October 22, 2011
^ "Eminem cancels Southpaw".
^ Fleming Jr, Mike (30 May 2014). "Antoine Fuqua Attached To Fox Drug Trafficking Thriller ‘Narco Sub’". deadline.com . Retrieved . 31 May 2014
^ "Cover Artwork for After Dark Comic Issues No. 0 and #1". DreadCentral.
^ Fuqua, Antoine. "Mint Condition - "Nobody Does It Betta. "" music video. mvdbase.com . Retrieved . 2014-04-10
^ "Ladae - "Deep Down. "" music video credits. mvdbase.com . Retrieved . April 20, 2013
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