The Equalizer 3 is an upcoming action movie directed by one and only Antoine Fuqua. It is the sequel to the 2018 film The Equalizer 2, which was based on the TV series of the same name. The film stars Eminem’s favorite actor Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning, reuniting on-screen for the first time since 2004’s iconic film Man on Fire. The film is set to be released on September 1st, 2023, by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Filming of The Equalizer 3 began on October 10, 2022 on the Amalfi Coast in Italy and it continued there until November 20, 2022, after which it moved to Naples in early December, 2022, before wrapping production by January 2023, in Italy’s capital city, Rome. Robert Richardson serves as director of photography on the project.
Back in 2014, Eminem and Sia teamed up for “Guts Over Fear” single from Shady Records compilation album SHADYXV which was also included in the closing credits of the film, The Equalizer (2014). Previews of the song premiered in the trailers of the movie and during the end credits for the film.
Eminem and Antoine Fuqua have also collaborated before. Slim Shady was originally scouted for the role of Fuqua’s boxing movie called Southpaw, which he accepted and started filming. The movie had to be put on hold as Eminem wanted to focus on his musical career, so the role was then given to Jake Gyllenhaal but Em still got involved in the movie as he made the soundtracks album, Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture). This soundtrack has spawned the singles like “Phenomenal” and “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani.
Eminem is no stranger for making movie soundtracks. Most recently, the Detroit legend collaborated with CeeLoo Green and Dr. Dre on “The King And I” for the soundtracks of Oscar-winning Elvis movie. The song was later included on Eminem’s second greatest hits album, Curtain Call 2.