Denzel Washington as Robert McCall in "The Equalizer." Photo Credit: Scott Garfield, Columbia Pictures via USA Today

The Equalizer to get an IMAX Release

Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington will get the IMAX treatment.

If you have ever seen a movie in IMAX in the past, whether it was in 3-D or not, you know that IMAX is one of the most immersive experiences that a moviegoer can have.

The picture quality, and the sheer size of the screen, is truly something to behold. Couple this with the incredible surround sound experience that IMAX brings, and you almost feel as if you are a part of the movie.

Now, it would seem as if another upcoming film is about to receive the IMAX treatment.

According to a press release issued today, Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming thriller The Equalizer will be receiving an IMAX release.

In the press release Greg Foster, who is the Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, praised both Fuqua and the film’s leading actor Denzel Washington as well as expressed his excitement to be partnering on the project.

“Antoine Fuqua is one of the most provocative filmmakers working today, and Denzel Washington is nothing short of being one of the greatest American movie stars,” Foster said in the press release. “”We’re excited to be working with our long time partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring this exciting film to IMAX moviegoers worldwide.”

As you already know, The Equalizer is being directed by Antoine Fuqua. This film should be a perfect fit for a director like Fuqua. He has directed plenty of action films like Olympus Has Fallen and Brooklyn’s Finest. It’s also not the first time that he has worked with Washington. Fuqua directed the film Training Day as well.

The script for the film was penned by Richard Wenk. Much like Fuqua, he has experience in the action realm as he penned the script for The Expendables 2. Of course, this is all based on the 1985 television series from Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.

The film stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall. The Equalizer also stars Kick-Ass actress Chloë Grace MoretzBill PullmanMelissa LeoRobert WahlbergMarton CsokasHaley Bennett, and many more.

The Equalizer is scheduled to be released on September 26, 2014.

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