An excerpt from my script review for The Equalizer Script which will be available 9/29/14:
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1.) Marketability of the Idea
It’s a cool redemption story.
What’s better, is I know Denzel was cast as McCall, but as I read I could easily see the part fitting Jason Statham, Sly Stallone, or any one of a few dozen action stars, both new and old.
And that’s good.
As writers we have an artistic ideal to strive for, but from a business standpoint we need to be open to possibilities that differ from our stylistic opinions.
With agencies, studios, and production companies having deals with certain actors and actresses, that means we’ll need to be flexible, especially if we’re still hoping to turn writing into a career.
Anyway, this was a good idea for a movie, and left this reader slightly confused as to why it was released in the fall and not sometime during a previously stale summer.
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