‘Training Day’ and ‘The Guilty’ director Antoine Fuqua signs deal with Netflix

If you need a pair of strong hands to deliver a decently sized genre film that isn’t going to set the critical world ablaze but can be largely relied upon to make a solid run at the box office, then Antoine Fuqua is one of the most qualified candidates in the industry.

The filmmaker has never been one to pigeonhole himself, and as a result his eclectic filmography includes titles as disparate as crime thriller training day, historical epic king arthur, actor of Gerard Butler Olympus has fallen, that of Denzel Washington Equalizer duology, boxing drama left-handed, The Magnificent Seven remake, Mark Wahlberg’s miserable sci-fi Infinite and the recent streaming hit The guilty.

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Having led Paramount’s Infinite and those of Netflix The guilty before moving to Apple Emancipation with Will Smith, Fuqua is already carving out a reputation for working in the on-demand sphere. According to Deadline, this should continue for a while now that it has signed an initial development agreement with the most popular platform in the world.

The partnership will largely focus on feature films and documentaries, and it could be a smart move for Fuqua given that The guilty got the best reviews it has had in a long time, in addition to attracting impressive viewership numbers on Netflix.

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