Director Antoine Fuqua Finds a Story ‘Worth Telling’ in ‘The Equalizer’

September 26, 2014 6:55 PM

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Although he had every intention of delivering big action beats – explosions, strafing bullets and brutal smackdowns – to his big-screen reimagining of the ‘80s TV staple The Equalizer, director Antoine Fuqua also wanted audiences to sit with the film, soak up the story and get to know the new Robert McCall.

Hoping to catch some of the more atmospheric and character-driven spirit of the ‘70s films he admired growing up, Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Olympus Has Fallen) reteamed with actor Denzel Washington – some 13 years after their initial collaboration on Training Day, which ultimately earned Washington ...

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