The Equalizer Interview: Washington & Fuqua

By Dr. Know on September 24th, 2014

The Equalizer marks the second collaboration between Oscar winner Denzel Washington and high-profile action director Antoine Fuqua. Training Day, of course, being the first collaboration back in 2001.

While both parties are no strangers to the action genre, The Equalizer is a first for both: re-imagining (or rebooting, if you prefer) a major TV hit from the ’80s. The CBS television series, which aired from 1985 to 1989, starred Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man) as a retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds. Although the new movie shares a similar concept, the execution is decidedly different when comes to “equalizing things” for the downtrodden.

In our interview with Mr. Washington and Fuqua the duo discuss the differences between the lead character and his TV counterpart, as well as what it was like working together for the first time in 13 years.

The Equalizer hits theatres this Friday.