[Movies] Rupert Wyatt In Talks To Direct The Equalizer Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.19.2013
From Apes to Denzel...
Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set to direct Sony's adaptation of the 1980s TV series The Equalizer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will star Denzel Washington.
Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) was the initial choice but he had a difference of opinion with Washington. Other directors, like Peter Berg, also were rumored for the job.
Washington will play Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer who helps the powerless. He is living a quiet life and working at a Home Depot when an act of kindness gets him involved with the Russian mob.