The feature film adaptation of the 1980s crime series The Equalizer just can’t catch a break. Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn was initially attached to take the helm before departing the project in January. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt subsequently entered early talks to direct late last month, but now it appears those talks have broken off as Deadline reports that a scheduling conflict forced Wyatt to drop out of the director’s chair. Presumably the dates conflicted with Wyatt’s upcoming WWI drama Birdsong, which recently landed Nicholas Hoult as the lead.
Sony and Escape Artists are itching to get The Equalizer going and are expected to attach a new director shortly. Denzel Washington has long been set as the lead as a former covert operations officer who dedicates his life to helping people in trouble. Hopefully the next director attached to the project sticks.
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