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All You Need Is Kill and The Equalizer with Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington each get the greenlight

Jul. 24, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Tom Cruise may have 99 problems, but a gig ain't one. Moving on from one high-concept sci-fi project to the next, Tom Cruise has landed in London and begun prepping for his role in ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. Costarring the ever-lovely/talented/charming/still talented Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, JUMPER), the green light has now been given to ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, a tale about how "there's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again... When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?"

If there's anyone to argue with a plot synopsis like that, it's definitely not going to be me.

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And in a bit of news that's similar in general but different in the details, the green light has also been given Denzel Washington's turn in the big-screen take on 80s show THE EQUALIZER.  This one's a bit further along down the road as a start date of April 8th is all that's in stone thus far, but word is that the studio has already begun setting up meetings with directors including Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE), Gareth Evans (THE RAID), Pierre Morel (TAKEN), Gavin O’Connor (WARRIOR).  The loose plot of the show centered around "a mysterious former covert operations officer who helps people in trouble... The film has that basic premise but takes off in its own way, tailored to Washington’s skills. He’ll play a solitary, monastic figure who hates injustice and devotes himself to helping people who are being victimized."

More as we hear it on Denzel's potential new franchise.

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Extra Tidbit: "Washingtons deal is being closed right now and Im told hell be getting his customary $20 million price." Wow. Well, if the price is right... at least he won't ever find his career in jeopardy no matter which way the wheel of fortune spins.

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5:28PM on 07/24/2012
I'm confident that Denzel Washington will do his usual excellent job with The Equalizer, but I was really hoping they would get Liam Neeson to be Robert McCall.
I'm confident that Denzel Washington will do his usual excellent job with The Equalizer, but I was really hoping they would get Liam Neeson to be Robert McCall.
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12:57PM on 07/24/2012

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great to see Tom having interesting line-up of movies.i can trust in Doug Liman.
great to see Tom having interesting line-up of movies.i can trust in Doug Liman.
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12:38PM on 07/24/2012
Jason Issacs would have been perfect for the role of the Equalizer.
Jason Issacs would have been perfect for the role of the Equalizer.
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12:08PM on 07/24/2012
Both of these sounds good.
Both of these sounds good.
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10:22PM on 07/24/2012

Tom Cruise is on f-ing steroids!

Since M:I-3 to 2010 he only had 2 significant movies: VALKYRIE and KNIGHT & DAY. And now, whoa! In 2012 alone he has 2 movies (ROCK OF AGES and JACK REACHER), then comes OBLIVION, and now this? So soon?? Wikipedia even has a PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on his filmography listed to release in 2013......Go, Tom go, go, go!! I'll follow you anywhere.
Since M:I-3 to 2010 he only had 2 significant movies: VALKYRIE and KNIGHT & DAY. And now, whoa! In 2012 alone he has 2 movies (ROCK OF AGES and JACK REACHER), then comes OBLIVION, and now this? So soon?? Wikipedia even has a PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on his filmography listed to release in 2013......Go, Tom go, go, go!! I'll follow you anywhere.
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6:44PM on 07/24/2012
Tidbit: There are very few actors whose income I won't complain about (in fact, I'd complain about most of them), but Washington's isn't one of them. He's a great actor and a great guy. A little wary about Kill. I hate when the U.S. goes in and messes with a foreign property, specifically Japanese ones, but I like Cruise and he's a good action star, the premise is solid as well, so I will look to that one in anticipation. As for Equalizer, I'll wait till I see something. I like Washington, but
Tidbit: There are very few actors whose income I won't complain about (in fact, I'd complain about most of them), but Washington's isn't one of them. He's a great actor and a great guy. A little wary about Kill. I hate when the U.S. goes in and messes with a foreign property, specifically Japanese ones, but I like Cruise and he's a good action star, the premise is solid as well, so I will look to that one in anticipation. As for Equalizer, I'll wait till I see something. I like Washington, but 80's television remakes are hit and miss, mostly miss.
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1:45PM on 07/24/2012

All you need is kill...bum bum bababum...all you need is kill...bum bum bababum...kill is all you need!

I'm sorry I can't help myself, back on subject both these movies sound like they could kick ass, look forward to seeing more.
I'm sorry I can't help myself, back on subject both these movies sound like they could kick ass, look forward to seeing more.
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1:16PM on 07/24/2012
Tom Cruise on board which means I am not on board.
I will check out "The Equalizer."
Tom Cruise on board which means I am not on board.
I will check out "The Equalizer."
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