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For the first time since Training Day, director Antoine Fuqua, and Denzel Washington, have reunited for a new take on the 1980’s TV series, The Equalizer. The new film stars Washington, taking over the role of Robert McCall, who was originally played by famed British actor Edward Woodward, as he takes on the Russian mob in an attempt to save the life of a teenage girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
The trailer is tense, grim, and violent, showing the inner workings of the way McCall thinks and pieces things together. It’s a subtle but well crafted trailer, it certainly makes me excited to see how the film turns out. Washington looks like he’s already going to absolutely own the role, and I’m getting a bit of a Man on Fire vibe, which is great to me, because I think that’s one of Washington’s most underrated films, as well as performances.
The Equalizer also stars Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, and Martin Csokas, and will released on September 26, 2014.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.