Sony Pictures is closing the deal with Denzel Washington to star in The Equalizer. Sony is looking to make this into a franchise for Washington and are looking over such directors as Pierre Morel, Nicolas Winding Refn, Gavin O’Connor and Gareth Evans.
The film is based off the TV series that starred 'Edward Woodward as a mysterious former covert operations officer who helps people in trouble, and was created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.' The film has that basic premise but takes off in its own way, tailored to Washington’s skills. He’ll play 'a solitary, monastic figure who hates injustice and devotes himself to helping people who are being victimized.'
Sony have selected April 8th for the production start date and filming will be in Boston.