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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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


I think I'm in love. I have no problem watching Denzel kill bad guys for 2 hours.

Quanah on May 25, 2014


This looks like a winner...I can Guarantee ya that.

JJ King on May 25, 2014


Looks really cool. I'll be seeing this one. Big fan of Denzel!

NathanDewey on May 25, 2014


Denzel really stepped out of his comfort zone for this movie. Creasy Bear

rolyjimenez on May 25, 2014


Man On Fire Part Deux.

Nielsen700 on May 25, 2014


That looks good, I Like his "hard ass" roles. Also any one else think Chloe is fugly? Or am I alone.

Brian Sleider on May 25, 2014


You're alone

Have Hope on May 25, 2014


Fair enough, something about her lips and chin.....just doesn't look right.

Brian Sleider on May 25, 2014


Define "right".

Dimius on May 25, 2014


The opposite of her face.

Brian Sleider on May 25, 2014



J Damon on May 27, 2014


Wait a few years. Can't really judge looks until 20-to-25.

rick on May 26, 2014


Not quite The Equalizer I recall from the series, more like Taken, but should be a fun ride none the less.

Steven on May 25, 2014


Yes a spiritual successor to MAN ON FIRE.

DAVIDPD on May 25, 2014


Looks pretty good! However, it would have 'looked' better if the late Tony Scott would have directed this. Maybe he RIP. :

Sascha Dikiciyan on May 25, 2014


He had me at "16 seconds".

mooreworthy on May 25, 2014


Dig it.

grimjob on May 25, 2014


Looks solid. And that expression on Denzels face when hi's taking people out, just cold...

ProjectionistHP on May 25, 2014


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.

Carpola on May 26, 2014


Edward Woodward would approve. I just need to hear the Stewart Copeland theme at some point in the movie.

Duane on May 26, 2014


Theme tune was great Duane!

Carpola on May 27, 2014


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!!

Bo on May 26, 2014

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