It looks like Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt could end up replacing Nicolas Winding Refn as the director for The Equalizer. Denzel Washingtion is still attached to star in the movie, which is based on the hit 1980s television series. Washington will play the main character Robert McCall, a former spy turned private detective.
Wyatt did a fantastic job with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and although I'm not particularly excited about this film project, I'm interested in seeing what he will do with it. It was recently announced that he is attached to direct Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) in a WWI movie called Birdsong.
Here's a brief synopsis of the series:
Robert McCall is a tough-as-nails, no-BS private eye who went into business for himself after leaving the shadowy agency he once worked for. McCall works on behalf of those whose problems the police cannot - or will not - get involved in. His card reads, 'Got a problem? Odds against you? Need help? Call - The Equalizer'. Through 4 seasons, Robert McCall went up against some of the worst elements that New York City had - including gangs, mobsters, crooked cops, vigilantes, stalkers and even psychopathic stockbrokers.