The last thing we heard on this movie was that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt might end up replacing Nicolas Winding Refn as the director for the big screen adaptation of of the 1980s TV series The Equalizer. Well now according to Deadline it's looking like Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is going to be taking it on.
This would reteam him with Denzel Washington who is attached to star in the movie as the main character Robert McCall, a former spy turned private detective. Fuqua is a talented director, and it would be cool to see these two guys work their movie making magic again. Fuqua's latest film Olympus Has Fallen comes out this weekend.
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.
Hopefully they're able to turn this into a solid movie!