It’s been four years since Denzel Washington took centre stage on an action-thriller like this, more recently sharing the lead with Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Reynolds in 2 Guns and Safe House. But now he’s back, front and centre, and with audiences all around having unending love for his work, Sony is set to have a winner on their hands this September in The Equalizer.
The film is of course giving the cinematic treatment to the original hit TV series, and after launching an international trailer last month, the studio has treated us to the domestic version, giving us an extended look at what’s to come.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Chloë Grace Moretz leads the supporting cast alongside Marton Csokas and David Harbour, with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo completing the ensemble.
Antoine Fuqua returns behind the camera following last year’s surprise success Olympus Has Fallen. He’s reuniting with Washington having worked together on the Oscar-winning Training Day, with Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2) penning the script.
The Equalizer is set to hit cinemas on September 26th in the US and UK. That tune you hear? It’s a preview of new track from Eminem featuring Sia, and it’s awesome.