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Denzel Washington to open San Seb

23 July 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actor to receive the Donostia lifetime achievement award

Denzel Washington is to open the 62nd San Sebastián Film Festival (Sept 19-27) with the European premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.

During the opening gala, Washington will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Equalizer will screen out-of-competition at the festival on Sept 19 and both Washington and Fuqua will present the film in the Kursaal Auditorium.

The film centres on a former black ops commando (Washington) who faked his own death for a quiet life in Boston but comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

Written by Richard Wenk, it is based on the TV series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan.

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Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' Gets an IMAX Release This September

25 June 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Equalizer, the highly anticipated reteaming of Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX&#174 format and released in IMAX&#174 theatres worldwide starting September 26.

Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington in the critically lauded 2001 box office hit Training Day, for which Denzel Washington won the Academy Award&#174 for Best Actor.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Equalizer’ With Denzel Washington

12 June 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Denzel Washington may be a long way from Edward Woodward, but the just-released trailer for the upcoming film version of that 1980s series, showcases Washington’s usual chillier-than-the-Antarctic cool as he comes out of retirement as a black ops commando to rescue a young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) and deal with Russian mobsters. Antoine Fuqua directs Washington (again), from a screenplay written by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.  The film is produced by Washington along with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan. »

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