Antoinue Fuqua is currently in talks to direct Hunter Killer. Variety reports that the Brooklyn's Finest directo may take the helm of the adaptation of George Wallace and Don Keith's novel Firing Point for Relativity Media. Filming is slated to start this winter.
Jamie Moss, John Kolvenbach and Arne Schmidt wrote the script that tells the story of "an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue Russia's president, taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team up to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III." The film is being produced by Original Film's Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe along with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. Tucker Tooley will serve as exec produce for Relativity.
Fuqua has had a lot of bad luck lately with his projects stalling out. Production on the Eminem boxing movie Southpaw was slated to start in January, but DreamWorks pulled the plug. The film is currently being shopped around at other studios, so there is no telling how long it will take to get to the screen. This summer Fuqua was supposed to film Morgan Creek's Tupac Shakur biopic, but the inability to find a lead has cause Fuqua to drop out.
The director has a number of other projects on his plate though. He signed on to direct an adaptation of John Huddy's non-fiction book Storming Las Vegas for Summit Entertainment, which also courted him to direct its jailbreak drama The Tomb. He was also in talkd to direct the comic book adaptation of Afterburn bac in 2010, but there hasn't been any movement on the project since then.
This marks the second project he has been in talks for lately. He signed on to direct the Suge Knight documentary for Showtime yesterday. What are your thoughts?