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Denzel Washington is ‘The Equalizer’

Posted at July 26, 2012 by 3 Comments

Denzel “Bad-ass” Washington may have landed his first franchise, if things work out as hoped. He’s signed on to star in The Equalizer, based on a TV Series of the same name that “that starred Edward Woodward as a mysterious former covert operations officer who helps people in trouble”.

The modestly budgeted film, a steal at $50million by Hollywood standards, will have its star taking home the lion’s share (Denzel’s usual $20million dollar pay check). The film is scheduled to start filming on April 8, 2013, for Sony Pictures. Some potential directors include Pierre Morel (Taken), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and Gareth Evans (The Raid).

Here is the original series intro:

Source: Deadline London

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  • Shiloh Kleinschmit

    Typical.Turning a white character into a black one.Just like the Wild Wild West. I didnt care for that movie. And,I wont care for this show.I absolutely loooove Denzel,however,he isnt the Equalizer.I loved that tv show with
    Edward Woodward.
    Please,dont think I’m a racist or anything like that.Its just like,well,..what if they remade Robin Hood Prince of Thieves,and replaced Morgan Freeman’s role with a white actor? Wouldnt work at all.

  • joel1067

    He’s about the right age. He’s already played the deep undercover agent gone rogue in “Safe House”, and the vengeful bodyguard in “Man on Fire”. As Edward Woodward was able to instill some of “Callan” into his Robert McCall, Denzel will be able to create his own version of Robert McCall. Woodward’s version would shoot dead a trio of serial rapists, only to later lament to a lady friend that he was cast as a vengeful weapon upon this earth. What we might miss from the new version would be some of Edward Woodward’s English stiffness, an up-tightness that was a part of the main character (although his undercover work belied the psychic distance that was a cloak around the character).

  • Maku Mestari

    Shiloh, Hollywood and their like, have been doing this ‘ish for decades. For example – and these are the first movies which came to mind – casting Omar Sharif (an Egyptian national) as the Genghis Khan. Then there’s British born Elizabeth Taylor, cast as Cleopatra, queen of the Nile. I could go on and on, though I won’t. I understand each person is entitled to their likes/dislikes … however, your comment comes off, as your being very shallow to say the least.