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Denzel Washington is set to become the Equalizer

July 24th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Edward Woodward’s iconic TV series The Equalizer is set for a movie reboot starring one of today’s best actors.

Yes, the fantastic show that featured a lone man who walked the city streets at night helping people, solving crimes and giving out vigilante justice – no, not Batman – is set for a whole new audience
Sony Pictures will begin shooting with Denzel Washington in the lead as Robert McCall on April 8th 2013 and it will be written by Richard Wenk.
The budget is set at a mere $50million (mere?! – ed) and it’s hoped that this will be the beginning of a new franchise.
No director is attached yet but, among others, Taken’s Pierre Morel, Warrior’s Gavin O’Connor, Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn and The Raid’s Gareth Evans are all attached. Any of these directors, while very different, would be excellent choices.
Dark Horizons are reporting that: “The film keeps the basic premise, but then goes off on its own tangent with Washington as a “solitary, monastic figure who hates injustice and devotes himself to helping people who are being victimized.”

As long as it’s done well –  and the names attached certainly seem to say it should be – we’re firmly onboard.
Oh and remember the opening credits? No? Here you go…

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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….

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