I participated in a thread on Twitter with C. Robert Cargill (co-writer of Sinister, Sinister 2 and Doctor Strange) where he was talking about The Equalizer 2 and it’s director, Antoine Fuqua (who also directed the first movie).
I described Fuqua as ‘the thinking man’s Michael Bay,’ and it’s an apt comparison because if you look at the trailer below you’ll see some very kinetic action set pieces, buoyed by quiet, introspective moments.
It’s a pretty impressive trailer that takes the movie more in the direction of the television series (starring Edward Woodward) that it’s based upon.
And apropos of nothing, does ‘EQ2’ vaguely remind you of the the name of a coleoneor perfume?
As usual, let me know what you think below.
I am really curious about Jon Watts’ Cop Car, mainly because on the strength of it Watts was chosen to direct Sony/Marvel Studios’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
Do I want to see it more than I do Sinister 2? Not necessarily, but I have to admit that I am curious.
What I mean is that Ciarán Foy will be taking the reigns of the upcoming Sinister 2 from Scott Derrickson, who has his hands full preparing to helm Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature based on their Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Strange.
The only film I have seen of Foy’s is his 2012 film Citadel (which plays like a variation on David Cronenberg’s The Brood, minus the body horror)–which is also a horror film that unlike many of its contemporaries has a sense of bleakness, of hopelessness about it which is enhanced by a color palate so muted that it feels like a black and white movie.
If he can bring some of feel, the imagry that made Citadel so satisfying to Sinister 2, I think he’ll have a hit on his hands.