Sony Pictures has just released the first full-length trailer for "The Equalizer" starring Denzel Washington which reunites him with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). If the name sounds familiar to you, this movie is an adaptation of the 1980's hit TV series starring Edward Woodward.
While movies such as "22 Jump Street" make fun of tv adaptations, you can see in the trailer that Washington is taking this one very serious. He plays a similar character as he did in "Man On Fire" as a former black ops commando coming out of retirement to save a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz). You realize this is a very serious case since his character McCall had faked his death to live a quieter life in Boston, and throughout the trailer, he plays it very introspective while still kicking butt when needed.
Even though this seems like a typical Denzel movie, the trailer feels like he and director Fuqua are going for something way deeper than the magic they created together in "Training Day". Naturally, there'll be plenty of action, but his McCall has some depth.
Here's the official full synopsis of "The Equalizer":
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.