Denzel Washington is attached to star as a former spy who despises injustice and now lives a solitary, reclusive life. He devotes all his time and energy to stop helpless people from being victimized. The original TV series The Equalizer, which starred Edward Woodward, ran for four seasons from 1985 to 1989.
We reported in December that Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) was locked in to direct, but that deal apparently never went through.
Rupert Wyatt will direct from a screenplay by Richard Wenk, with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Mace Neufeld, Michael Sloan, and Tony Eldridge producing. No production schedule was given for this $50 million project.
The Equalizer comes to theaters September 26th, 2014 and stars Chloe Moretz, Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo, Haley Bennett, Marton Csokas, Vladimir Kulich, Johnny Messner, Robert Wahlberg. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua.