Denzel Washington is set to reunite with his Man on Fire co-star, Dakota Washington in Sony’s upcoming film The Equalizer 3.
The news was first reported by Deadline. The film is almost twenty years old, and the action thriller directed by Tony Scott was one of Fanning’s first major roles and jumpstarted her career as a young actress. Now, she is ready to team up with the legendary Denzel Washington again.
'The Equalizer 3' is written by Richard Wenk.
It is produced by Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, and Washington himself.
Not much is known about the plot at this point, but it will be directed by Antoine Fuqua.
The franchise is very successful with the first film earning over $194 million worldwide and saw the sequel grossing over $190 million worldwide.
The Equalizer 3 will be released in theaters on September 1, 2023.
More on 'Man on Fire':
Man on Fire starred Washington as a former CIA agent John Creasy who takes the position of a bodyguard for the family of a powerful businessman in Mexico City, played by Marc Anthony, where he forms a bond with his daughter Pita, played by Fanning. When Pita is kidnapped in an insidious plot, Creasy brutally navigates Mexico’s underworld to find the men responsible and bring her home. The film catapulted Fanning into early stardom, kicking off her career with a bang.
Man On Fire definitely showed that Washington definitely had the ability to lead the way in action movies with the Oscar-winning actor now on his third Equalizer film.
The relationship between Fanning and Washington’s characters and their dynamic is what makes the movie special. The upcoming The Equalizer 3 seems like the perfect opportunity to bring the two together again after almost twenty years.