Sony has released the first trailer for the dramatic thriller The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington and based on the ’80s TV series. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed Washington in 2001’s Training Day (which earned the actor a Best Actor Oscar), The Equalizer will be heading to theaters on September 26, 2014. The cast also includes Chloe Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas, and Bill Pullman.
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.
Watch the trailer: