After a long and lengthy search, Sony and Escape Artists have found their helmer for an adaptation of the 1980s TV show "The Equalizer" starring Denzel Washington, entering early talks with "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn.
At this point, Refn has only received an offer, with negotiations expected to start shortly. If the deal closes, Refn will have landed one of the more sought after directing jobs in town.
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