The Equalizer

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  1. kvz5

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    Refn to direct Washington!

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/nicolas-winding-refn-equalizer-movie-director-negotiations/

     
  2. Rowsdower!

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    Well, I'm definitely more interested in this project now. Refn is awesome.
     
  3. DarkSovereignty

    DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    this news article, I like it. ANOTHER.
     
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  4. Sawyer

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    Jesus, this thread started in '05?! :eek:
     
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    Washington no. Anthoney Hopkins would have been the only guy to do this role justice.
     
  6. dude stannis

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    Denzel and Refn. Sh t just got real.
     
  7. Hunter Rider

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    Denzel has the presence for the role IMO.
     
  8. dude stannis

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    We all saw how Denzel can elevate typical fun popcorn cinema like Unstoppable and Safe House. There's no doubt about this one.
     
  9. bullets

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    Denzel is great in the badass role.
     
  10. DarkSovereignty

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    I loved Denzel in unstoppable (granted I really liked that movie), so him in an action role is always welcomed.
     
  11. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    10 years ago, this would have been perfect for Michael Caine.
     
  12. Rowsdower!

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    Very true. But we did get Harry Brown, which was an awesome Equalizer-type movie featuring Caine. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.
     
  13. The Guard

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    So will Refn shorten the title to EQUALIZER?
     
  14. dude stannis

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger should do the trailer voice. Just because I want to hear him say the word Equalizer.
     
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    The script is great and with Denzel and Refn... Wow! It'll be phenomenal!
     
  16. kvz5

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  17. Hunter Rider

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    I never thought he was a good fit anyway unless the idea was to make a low budget movie that wasn't designed for the mainstream. If Tony Scott were still alive this would be an ideal re-team for him and Denzel.
     
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    I'm kind of glad refn isn't making this. It seems to run of the mill for him, and it doesn't seem like the kind of project that they would let him make unconventionally. Its probably why he left.
     
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  20. Hunter Rider

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    He'd be an interesting choice.
     
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    terry78 BUY MY BOOK!!!!

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    Wonder if that
    gang rape
    scene will stay now...
     
  23. childeroland

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    Jeez, with this film, [BLACKOUT]Hick[/BLACKOUT] and [BLACKOUT]Hounddog[/BLACKOUT]. That sort of scene is gonna be like Natalie Portman and crying -- she does one every other movie.
     
  24. Dark Raven

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    So this movie won't really be that similar to the show with Denzel in the role? I'm not sure I really like him in the part. It could end up feeling like any other American spy movie or like Man on Fire. Part of the charm of the original was an Englishman living in New York city. It brought some of the cold, hard feel of an English series to an American audience. Wasn't McCall some kind of former MI6? I'm guessing that won't be the case with Denzel.

    I hope it will have the theme music and is still set in New York and not some other city. If it's just the Equalizer in name only but nothing is really the same, then what's the point?

    Wasn't Russell Crowe once attached to this project? I would've liked an English actor in the part. If he hadn't been playing Bond, Daniel Craig would've actually been a decent fit as he's in some ways more like McCall than Bond.
     
  25. Hunter Rider

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=104450
     

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