This is worse than “Jane Got a Gun”. Paul Higgis and Russell Crowe were once set to direct and star in “The Equalizer”, which is based on an 80s TV series that sees a special ops agent help people. Then Denzel Washington boarded the project. Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) came on board to direct…and left. Then “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt joined…and left. Now Antoine Fuqua (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is the latest to be attached to it. If he does join, he’ll reteam with Washington for the first time since “Training Day”, which got Washington an Oscar.

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