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Producer talks Equalizer rating and sequel

June 22nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

We’ll not lie, the trailer for The Equalizer hasn’t really excited us. At all. Sure, it looks like a solid thriller but it has no resemblance to the original Edward Woodward series…

Now producer Todd Black has been talking about the movie and where it night go in the future, given that star Denzel Washington has always avoided franchises and sequels: “You’re going to see a very hard R movie. It’s called The Equalizer and it’s about a guy who takes care of people who either can’t or don’t know how to take care of themselves because they’ve been done wrong by really bad people.

“And he takes care of those people that have such a wrong doings it done to them. And he gives the bad people a chance to rectify it at every turn. And when they don’t take him up on his chance he violently, violently takes care of them in a way that they will never breathe again.”

Regarding a sequel, he adds: “You know, we’re all committed to do a second movie until there isn’t a second movie. I mean if it works and the audiences like it and it works critically and financially, I’m sure Sony and Denzel and all of us will want to do a second movie, but you never go into these thinking that because you never know. So you do have to satisfy certain questions that are necessary to answer in case there isn’t a second one, but you hope for a second one.”

Regarding the fact that it’s called The Equalizer after the 80s TV show and the lead character is called Robert McCall, Black confirms that they weren’t too worried about it being faithful and all they wanted was the name and the concept, saying they weren’t “hung up on what the show was and all the machinations of what Robert McCall did or didn’t do and what his backstory was.”

Right, so it’s The Equalizer literally in name only? Booooooooo…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….