Antoine Fuqua To Develop The Caleb Carr Historical Novel ‘The Devil Soldier’Posted by Wilson Morales
December 5, 2018
Deadline is reporting that Antoine Fuqua will produce and possibly direct the historical-action epic, The Devil Soldier, based on Caleb Carr’s bestselling novel.
The Devil Soldier is a historical epic which follows the American outlaw-turned-mercenary Frederick Townsend Ward during the Taiping Rebellion.
Amazon has the statement on the book:
A courageous leader who became the first American mandarin, Frederick Townsend Ward won crucial victories for the Emperor of China during the Taiping Rebellion, history’s bloodiest civil war. Carr’s skills as historian and storyteller come to the fore in this thrilling account of the kind of adventurer the world no longer sees.
The book has sold millions of copies and has been likened by critics, as an American version of Lawrence of Arabia, set in 19th century China. Carr’s bestseller The Alienist was turned into a hit limited series for TNT.
Fuqua is coming off a reteam with Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2, which has grossed over $190 million worldwide.
Fuqua will produce with Mark Earl Burman (Dog Eat Dog) and the film will be a production of ADME Studios. The film will be exec produced by Artist International Group CEO David Unger, as well as ADME’s Scott Powell