Nicolas Winding Refn May Helm a Reboot of The Equalizer

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Growing up in the 80s I had an extreme thirst for justice; therefore, I had (and still have) a great affection for shows like The Equalizer. Remember that beautiful piece of work? It starred the late Edward Woodward as the titular Equalizer, a retired cover ops specialist working as an unpaid private detective to make up for his past indiscretions. He was essentially a more serious, one-man version of The A-Team


Growing up in the 80s I had an extreme thirst for justice; therefore, I had (and still have) a great affection for shows like The Equalizer. Remember that beautiful piece of work? It starred the late Edward Woodward as the titular Equalizer, a retired cover ops specialist working as an unpaid private detective to make up for his past indiscretions. He was essentially a more serious, one-man version of The A-Team.
 

Today, The Hollywood Reporter learned that director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive) is being courted by Sony to helm a big-screen reboot of The Equalizer with Denzel Washington in the lead. A script has already been written for the project by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2). 

The stylish way in which Refn shot drive leads me to believe he’s a perfect choice to helm the film. This, as far as I know, will be his first time working with a major studio; it will be interesting to see what he’s able to do with suits watching over his shoulder. It’s doubtful he’ll be able to include Drive-like levels of violence; however, we most assuredly see Denzel taking late-night drives around the city in a cool car. 

As far as reboots go, this one is sounding pretty good. If you don’t remember The Equalizer, take a look at the video below and see if it jogs your memory. Afterward, tell us if you’d be into a Refn-helmed big screen reboot of the series. 

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