The bad news? Another studio is developing another sequel. The good news is that the film getting the sequel was pretty badass.
Denzel Washington’s thriller The Equalizer will be getting a sequel. Sony Pictures confirmed the news during their CinemaCon presentation. The film, which was directed by Antoine Fuqua, was produced with a $55 million budget, and it went on to gross over $190 million at the global box office.
As some of you may know, the plan was to make this a franchise. Heck, Sony started moving forward on the sequel idea before the first film even hit theaters. They knew the film was going to be successful after it scored the highest-rated test screening for any R-rated movie in the company’s history.
We’re not sure if Fuqua will be back as director, but we do know screenwriter Richard Wenk will be back to write the sequel script. And honestly, it’s probably safe to assume Fuqua will also return.
Why mess with a winning team? Plus, we know Fuqua was hoping this would become a franchise. He told ScreenRant the following…
“Ah, you know, I would be lying to you if I said I wouldn’t love for it to become a franchise, I would love for it to become a hit and all that great stuff. Who knows-you just make the best movie you can make, you know it’s like, eat the whole thing, one piece at a time. And then, we’ll see what happens, I would love for it to be.”
So, how do you feel about this news? Are you excited to see Denzel back in action?