IM Global’s Stuart Ford has signed a deal to partner in projects with with Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films. Fuqua and producing associate Kat Samick will come up with the projects. IM Global will provide the overhead and this gives Fuqua an opportunity to expand his reach, since most of these projects he will produce. He’s got plenty of action on the directing front, about to launch The Equalizer, which has a sequel in the works at Sony that he’ll direct, and he’s developing the Magnificent Seven remake at MGM also with Denzel Washington.

IM Global has a slate including Autobahn, the contagion thriller Viral and a remake of the Oscar-winner The Secret In Their Eyes with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts.

Said Ford, “Antoine is such a great creative force whose career is going from strength to strength and we look forward to helping him and Kat take their company to the next level as a production powerhouse”. CAA reps Fuqua.