Now this may sound bad, but I’m here to tell you there has been good news on this front. First of all, it’s directed by Antoine Fuqua. Second of all, a mid-December test screening blew the roof off and garnered the “highest scores for an R-Rated movie in the studio’s history”. Yes, R-Rated and highly popular.
So popular Sony are fixing to do a sequel. Denzel Washington has said he’d never do a sequel, yet here Sony is preparing for one for this – surely they wouldn’t without the key star on board? Is the movie so good that Washington is breaking his own rule?
Years ago, around the time of the release of ‘Crank’, this was originally a Jason Statham vehicle. The tagline: “Need help? Odds against you? Then call the Equalizer” appeared alongside his name in press reports. Anyway, The Equalizer is 1980s royalty, so it’s good to hear they’re probably doing it properly.