harry-gregson-williamsHarry Gregson-Williams has been hired to score the upcoming thriller The Equalizer. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen, King Arthur) and stars Denzel Washington, ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo, David Meunier, Haley Bennett and Marton Csokas. The movie is based on the 1980s television show created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim and follows a retired covert operative who is working at a Home Depot when one of his acts of kindness towards a prostitute gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, 16 Blocks) wrote the screenplay and Todd Black & Jason Blumenthal (The Pursuit of Happyness, Knowing) and Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump) are producing the project for Escape Artists, alongside Alex Siskin, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge and original series creator Michael Sloan. Gregson-Williams has previously written the music for Fuqua’s feature directorial debut The Replacement Killers and has also scored Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 for Escape Artists. The film will mark the composer’s first scoring assignment following a one-year sabbatical. The Equalizer is set to be released on April 11, 2014 by Sony Pictures.

Prior to his sabbatical, Gregson-Williams also scored the drama Mr. Pip directed by Andrew Adamson and starring Hugh Laurie. A trailer for the film recently premiered online. No word yet on a release date.

  1. Tor says:

    I really hope that HGW quotes the (still awesome) Copeland theme. I’d rather this movie *not* have a score than have a score that didn’t quote the theme.

  2. Andre says:

    This will definitely have the post-Scott high tech sound. I loved the Stuart Copeland scores for the tv series, so quirky and dark at the same time. Perhaps if Harry had not scored this, I believe Sean Callery would fitted in perfectly.