Sony continues rebooting its extensive catalogue of hit feature films and TV series, with Columbia Pictures now setting an April 11, 2014 release date for its big screen update of the 1980's CBS TV series, "The Equalizer", starring Denzel Washington, as 'Robert McCall', a former secret agent turned vigilante for hire.
The new film is from Escape Artists, headed by partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, from a screenplay by Richard Wenk.
Washington previously starred in Escape Artists' "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" and starred in and directed "Antwone Fisher" for producer Black.
"The Equalizer", created by Michael Sloan, aired on CBS 1985 -1989, starring Brit actor Edward Woodward as McCall, mixing elements from popular spy films.
McCall tries to make up for his 'past sins', by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter vigilante. People could find him through a newspaper ad that read "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer".
Assisted by a group of contacts from his spying days, McCall stalks the streets of New York City, visiting his own style of vigilante 'justice' against criminals.
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