Watch: Denzel Washington Goes Vigilante in 'The Equalizer' Trailer

May 25, 2014

The Equalizer

"One day someone does something unspeakable to someone you hardly knew, so you do something about it because no one else is going to…" Columbia Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer, an update of the cult classic 80's vigilante TV show, this time starring Denzel Washington as the badass Robert McCall. When he meets a young woman, played by Chloe Moretz, and attempts to gain her freedom, he ends up bringing the entire Russian mob down on him. But he can take them, no problem. The cast includes Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas and Bill Pullman. This looks like a solid action thriller, enjoy.

Here's the first full trailer for Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer, first found via SlashFilm:

The Equalizer is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen) and written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 3, The Mechanic). 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 (Chloƫ 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. Columbia opens the film in theaters September 26th.

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  • I think I'm in love. I have no problem watching Denzel kill bad guys for 2 hours.
  • JJ King
    This looks like a winner...I can Guarantee ya that.
  • NathanDewey
    Looks really cool. I'll be seeing this one. Big fan of Denzel!
  • rolyjimenez
    Denzel really stepped out of his comfort zone for this movie. Creasy Bear
  • Nielsen700
    Man On Fire Part Deux.
  • Brian Sleider
    That looks good, I Like his "hard ass" roles. Also any one else think Chloe is fugly? Or am I alone.
    • Have Hope
      You're alone
      • Brian Sleider
        Fair enough, something about her lips and chin.....just doesn't look right.
        • Dimius
          Define "right".
          • Brian Sleider
            The opposite of her face.
          • J Damon
        • rick
          Wait a few years. Can't really judge looks until 20-to-25.
  • Steven
    Not quite The Equalizer I recall from the series, more like Taken, but should be a fun ride none the less.
    Yes a spiritual successor to MAN ON FIRE.
  • Looks pretty good! However, it would have 'looked' better if the late Tony Scott would have directed this. Maybe he RIP. :
  • mooreworthy
    He had me at "16 seconds".
  • grimjob
    Dig it.
  • ProjectionistHP
    Looks solid. And that expression on Denzels face when hi's taking people out, just cold...
  • Down for this, Denzel, seemed a weird choice for McCall, but this could be his early years before he gets a bit older. McCall the early years.
  • Duane
    Edward Woodward would approve. I just need to hear the Stewart Copeland theme at some point in the movie.
    • Theme tune was great Duane!
  • Bo
    Dog poop! Mr. Denzel is more than a bit long in the tooth for this type of pedestrian stupid Hollywood junk. Fuqua made one good movie for my way of thinking and that was Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis. No one else seemed to like that film, but I thought it was terrific...oh well...but this tripe? Come on now! Man On Fire, which was great and Washington was terrific in it...but this ain't that!!




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