Two decades into his filmmaking career, and director Antoine Fuqua
has started to receive a new kind of feedback — from fans on the street. After his “The Equalizer
” hit screens in 2014, audiences started stopping the filmmaker to offer up their ideas for where the film, a Denzel Washington
-starring version of the 80’s TV series of the same name, should go next. Fuqua was happy to listen, though he wasn’t always keen on taking their suggestions into account.
“I listened to the audience a lot,” Fuqua said in a recent interview with IndieWire
. “I would walk through the airport and I would listen to what people would say. Whenever someone would stop me and talk about the movie, I would see how enthusiastic they were about certain things and the questions they had. Those are the things you want to make sure you satisfy.”
Washington starred in that film