Richard Wenk has closed a deal to write the sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming “The Equalizer” movie at Sony Pictures and Escape Artists.
Denzel Washington stars as retired intelligence officer Robert McCall in this cinematic reboot of the classic 1980s TV series. In the story, an act of kindness toward a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz) gets McCall embroiled with the Russian mob.
Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Haley Bennett, David Harbour and Marton Csokas also star. The film has reportedly been testing “through the roof”, in fact a mid-December test screening is said to have earned “the highest scores for an R-rated movie in the studio’s history.”
Unsurprisingly, Sony is quickly moving forward on the sequel so the project has the momentum to happen when the first film hits cinemas on September 26th.
Washington’s contract did NOT include an option for a sequel, Washington has famously never starred in one, but this could well be his first if the first film is as much a success as Sony hopes.
Source: The Wrap