The Equalizer… Director Unbalanced (Again!)

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The planned big-screen Equalizer adaptation has lost yet another director. Rise of the Planet of the Apes head Rupert Wyatt had been in the frame to direct a cinematic version of the 80s television show last month. However, it looks like he also has decided to part ways with the  production.

Wyatt is no longer attached to direct the  film for Sony Pictures, seemingly the decision is based solely on his busy schedule.. So Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are back on the search for someone to hopefully get the film in front of cameras later this year.

Previously Battleship director Peter Berg was in the running for the job before Wyatt was brought into the picture – it’s possible that the studio may try to get Berg back to tackle The  Equalizer. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was originally attached to project, but reportedly had issues with star Denzel Washington, and so he bowed out too.

Despite all this Denzel is still slated to reprise Edward Woodward’s role in The Equalizer, and Sony want to get production rolling this May… maybe they could do a role reversal and set the film in London and get Guy Ritchie to direct it?

Reminds me of that 80’s joke: What would you call Edward Woodward if he dropped all the ‘D’s in his name? Ewar WooWar! (it sounds better when you tell it)

Source: Den of Geeks
Reporter: SilverFox

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