Here is the film version of the 1985 tv series The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz. Sony have released these details and images.
One of the original creators Michael Sloan is the brother of our main reporter Judy Sloane. Michael serves as a producer to the film. He’s also written an Equalizer novel that will be out in August that is totally different from the movie. Check it out at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
We have obviously been following the progress of the movie with interest. Filming has now been completed and the theatrical release is due September, 2014.
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The Equalizer – Official information
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston.
When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters.
As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Cast includes Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua with a script by Richard Wenk, based on the Television Series Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.
Produces Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, Michael Sloan
Executive Producers Ezra Swerdlow and David Bloomfield
The Equalizer – Theatrical Release dates
US and Canada: September 26, 2014
UK: October 10, 2014
The Equalizer: A Novel – Michael Sloan’s New Book
Michael Sloan, creator of the 1980s TV series, reinvents the story of the mysterious, former covert intelligence officer who helps desperate people who are in need of his unique and deadly skills.
Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.”
Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.
The novel is based on the 1980s television show and is timed to come out shortly before the feature film version starring Denzel Washington. In the book to try and save the life of an innocent woman, McCall goes up against an old enemy, a Chechen nightclub owner, who now runs an elite assassination service.
Michael Sloan – Official lowdown
Michael Sloan has been a show runner on such TV series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Outer Limits. He has also written and produced numerous TV Movies and features.
He created the series The Equalizer for Universal TV and CBS and is currently producing a feature version of The Equalizer for Sony Pictures starring Denzel Washington in the title role.
Michael is married to actress Melissa Anderson and they have two children, Piper and Griffin.