The Equalizer may land Rupert Wyatt as director of Sony film starring Denzel Washington
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt is, according to Deadline, in early talks to take the helm of Escape Artists and Sony's The Equalizer. Richard Wenk scripts with a June, 2013 start of production in Boston set for the film loosely based on the TV series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.
Nicolas Winding Refn
(Drive, Valhalla Rising
) was also in talks to helm the film back in December. Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch produce with Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldrige, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan and Washington. David Bloomfield serves as executive producer.
Washington plays a former covert operations officer righting the wrongs of injustice and fighting for those who aren't able.