Fuqua, who was the frontrunner to direct, said, "Yeah, that's not happening. I don't think it's gonna happen at all, definitely not with me. I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [Touch]." He went on to say, "I don't think he [Sutherland] was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing."
Fuqua's next project will be "Southpaw", a boxing film. Production is set to begin at the end of the summer.