‘The Equalizer’ TV Trailer: Denzel Washington Doesn’t Look at Explosions

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It’s always worth being nice to people who work in retail, because one of those people might just have a secret past as a black ops commando and a hunger for vigilante justice. That’s the case with Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a calm-voiced Homemart employee with OCD who made a promise to his wife that he’d never go back to his old life of violence. For sadistic mob boss Teddy (Martin Csokas), however, Robert is willing to make an exception.

The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen) is loosely based on the 1980s TV show of the same name, and Sony is so confident in its potential that a sequel is already in development. If this goes ahead, with Washington’s involvement, it will mark the first time that the star has ever appeared in a direct sequel to one of his movies.

First comes the task of getting people into the theaters for The Equalizer, however, and so a new minute-long trailer for the movie has been released, which also offers a preview of upcoming single “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem and Sia, which is featured in the film. The trailer includes a few new clips, including a scene where Robert is asked by his curious colleagues about his life before Homemart. To top things off, there is an obligatory shot of Washington walking away from an explosion in slow motion.

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The Equalizer also stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Teri, an underage sex worker whom Robert meets during one of his usual late-night visits to his favorite diner, and who inadvertently draws him into a vigilante mission against the Russian mafia. The screenplay was penned by The Expendables 2 writer Richard Wenk.

For more details about the story and production of The Equalizer, don’t forget to check out Screen Rant’s set visit report, as well as our interviews with producer Todd Black, director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington. Let us know in the comments if the combination of fast-paced action and the sweet sound of Eminem’s voice in this latest trailer have convinced you to check out The Equalizer in theaters next month.

The Equalizer hits theaters September 26, 2014.

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  1. I might see it .
    kind of sorry it doesn’t have that much to do with the show though .

  2. Denzel has earned my allegiance over the years (man on fire one of my favorites of all time) and this looks very similar to man on fire just more bad ass Denzel, so yes please.

    • could not agree with kyle more, you said it all. #man on fire is the bomb

  3. The return of Creasy!

    ‘Bout damn time! I don’t care what package they want to put it in (Equalizer works I guess) I’m just down for Denzel in bad ass mode.

    Obligatory slow-mo explosions and all!

  4. I’d love to see an action comedy from Ben affleck starring Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr, Adam Sandler, Joseph gordon-levitt, will smith, Michael b Jordan, Jeremy renner, tom hardy, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie portman, Rebecca hall, and mila kunis

    • Yikes! That list is terrifying.

      • Why is that terrifying? I think its fantastic

    • That sounds very interesting.

      • Would make for a fantastic film, wouldn’t it?
        Any ideas?

  5. DZ Wash, is a bad mother…! SHUTCHO-mouth!

  6. Man on Fire is one of my favourite films ever, so more of the same can only be a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

  7. Man on fire 2: the Creasybear chronicles…

  8. Guys in retail hmmm? I work for wal-mart (a Ho-mart ion itself), and can just picture myself as a man of action, leaping over my cash register conveyor belt and into a shopping cart, that would then go careening through the middle of the produce displays as I punched and kicked grumpy shoppers and maudelin spinsters out of the way!

  9. The Equalizer without his unflappable British demeanor? I don’t see this working. The original worked because he was such an unlikely looking badass.

  10. From Man On Fire to Ricochet to John Q to Training Day. Denzel has earned the rep. If it stars Denzel you know it’s good… Can’t wait to see it!