The good news is that, Denzel Washington has signed on with Fuqua Films to star in The Equalizer 2. According to Deadline, director Antoine Fuqua has signed his Fuqua Films to a first-look deal with the Sony Motion Picture Group. The deal starts with The Equalizer 2, which starts production in the fall and will be released September 14, 2018.
And, the good news just keeps coming for Fuqua Films. Reportedly, the director has long wanted to make a film about Fred Hampton, the Black Panthers revolutionary who headed the Illinois chapter of the BPP and was deputy chairman of the national organization. Twenty-one year old Hampton was assassinated while sleeping at his apartment during a raid by the Chicago Police Department and FBI in December 1969, with his death later ruled a justifiable homicide. Chris Smith has written a script, based on the Jeffrey Haas’ book The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Fuqua is hopeful to bring Hampton’s story to the big screen.