Denzel Washington is ‘The Equalizer’
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