According to THR, director Antoine Fuqua is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros to direct a drama entitled, Prisoners. The director’s past projects include Training Day, King Arthur, and Shooter. Prisoner is being fast tracked by the studio, with plans for production to start in January or February of next year.
Here’s a brief synopses of the story for Prisoners, which was written by Aaron Guzikowski.
Guzikowski’s dark tale centers on a small-town man who, after his daughter and her friend are kidnapped and the cops fail to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands, holding hostage the person he suspects committed the crime. He also comes into conflict with the big-city detective assigned to the case.
Prisoners is being compared to the likes of Taken and Mystic River, and several actors have made their interest in the film known including Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Before Fuqua signed on Bryan Singer was attached to direct a while back, but somehow the deal fell through and he moved on.
The fight for Prisoners began earlier this year, and with a director now in place the actors are the next piece of the puzzle. With the right cast, I think this film could go all the way. Fuqua is an amazing director, and I hate the fact that he hasn’t received the amount of accolades for his work as others in his field. Perhaps this could be the film that takes him where he deserves to be?
What do you think about Antoine Fuqua directing Prisoners? Who should be cast in the film?