Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021

Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over.

This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on "The Guilty,"  a thriller about a demoted Los Angeles police detective (...

Monday, Apr. 12, 2021

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama "Emancipation" from Georgia over the state's recently enacted law restricting voting access. 

The film is the largest and most high profile Hollywood production to depart the state since Georgia's...

Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

You won't usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him to break his own rule for "The Equalizer 2."

Fans of the first film will instantly know why Washington is...

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Walmart has secured feature filmmakers to direct three :60s that will run during commercial breaks of the Feb. 26th Oscar telecast on ABC. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer, last year’s The Magnificent Seven) is set to direct one of the ads, as are Marc Forster (...

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

ZERO VFX is aptly named, reflecting a mantra which calls for effects to be “invisible,” according to visual effects supervisor Sean Devereaux who co-founded the studio with Brian Drewes nearly seven years ago. The latest prime example of this working philosophy being applied is The...

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016

Deciding to remake "The Magnificent Seven " with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. John Sturges' 1960 tome, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai," is a fun confection of star power and charismatic bravado, sure, but held in such high esteem probably more...

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival got underway Thursday with Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven," an old-school Western with more modern faces.

The film's Thursday night premiere kicked off North America's largest film festival, which is set to unspool some 300...

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone are just a few of the stars with films headed to the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

The Toronto festival is considered a launching pad to Hollywood's awards season, and this year features a buzzy and...

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2015

Director Antoine Fuqua got a distressing call early in pre-production for the boxing drama "Southpaw."

It was Terry Claybon, a boxing expert who's trained Fuqua for years. He'd just met with Jake Gyllenhaal to see if the actor could fight and he didn...

Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film....

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