Sony have confirmed that the ‘The Equalizer 2’ will be released on 29 September 2017, with Denzel Washington almost certain to return as protagonist Robert McCall. Washington is currently working with director Antoine Fuqua again on ‘The Magnificent Seven’, but there has been no news on whether Fuqua will be directing a second neo-noir thriller.
This is the second remake of Akira Kurasawa’s 1954 film ‘Seven Samurai’ but Hollywood just can’t leave it alone. The John Sturges version of 1960 was packed with big stars, and that’s exactly what MGM are lining up for the January 2017 release of this gritty Western.
Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) will be meeting some familiar faces on set including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Luke Grimes and Matt Bomer. True Detective writer and producer Nic Pizzolata has been a part of the mix so perhaps this remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ will cross creepy with the unforgiving.