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Wyatt to direct Equalizer film

February 19th, 2013 by bash Comments

Deadline are reporting that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will helm a film adaptation of The Equalizer.

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn most recently attached to the project before dropping out last month.

Denzel Washington will star in the $50 million film as a former covert operations officer who has dedicated his life to helping people in trouble, with the studio, Sony, seeing this as the beginning of a potential franchise.

Wyatt recently departed Apes sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes following creative differences with the studio.

The Equalizer was originally a popular TV series during the 1980s starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall.

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