Sony Pictures has released an even longer trailer (about 40 seconds longer, which is a lot for a trailer) for its upcoming adaptation of the TV series, “The Equalizer,” starring Denzel Washington, which will be released on September 26, 2014.
Chloe Moretz, Marton Csokas and Melissa Leo, co-star with Washington in the film, which, by the way, is directed by Washington’s “Training Day” helmer, Antoine Fuqua, from a script written by Richard Wenk.
The reportedly $50 million project is said to be designed to launch the first film franchise for Mr Washington – hence, if this first film does well, expect sequels. One has already been rumored to have been greenlit, even though the first film hasn’t been released yet. It was said to have scored particularly well with test audience.
The TV series the film is based on was set in New York, and centered on a former secret agent (played by the late Edward Woodward) with a “mysterious past” who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as an investigator, aided by a diverse group of other sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days).
In the film adaptation, Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired intelligence operator who faked his own death to live under the radar. But after finding a young woman (played by Chloe Moretz) in trouble with the Russian mob, he returns to action to use his extreme tactics for good.
This’ll probably be more like Denzel Washington in “Man On Fire” mode, which should be fun!
Watch the 40-second longer second trailer below: