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Watch: First Trailer For 'The Equalizer' Starring Denzel Washington & Chloe Moretz

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 25, 2014 3:22 AM
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The Equalizer

You might be wondering why Denzel Washington would ever decide to take on a movie based on an '80s TV show. But when it comes to "The Equalizer," the actor only cared about one thing. "The title doesn't mean anything to me. It's the material," he told USA Today. "It's a classic story, the innocent girl and the guy coming in to save the day and kick some butt. You'll get some popcorn and escape for a couple of hours."

And frankly, that's about all the endorsement we need from Washington, with the first trailer from the film now arriving. Co-starring Chloe Moretz, Haley Bennett and Martin Csokas, the movie follows a former government operative, now working a regular retail gig, who is pulled back into his old life to protect a young woman. And many assess will be handed to people, Denzel style, with his "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua at the helm.

"There's a switch that (Washington) turns on and that's just scary," the filmmaker said. "There's a sustained intensity even in casual mode, like a panther. If it's turned against you, you're going to be in a bad place."

"The Equalizer" arrives on September 26th. Check out the trailer, pics and poster below.

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  • DJP | May 25, 2014 5:57 PMReply

    Denzel is a great actor capable of a more compelling movie than this generic looking retread.

  • GERARD KENNELLY | May 25, 2014 12:55 PMReply

    his best work to date

    2012 Flight
    2010 Unstoppable

    2006 Deja Vu
    2006 Inside Man
    2004 Man on Fire

    1998 He Got Game
    1995 Crimson Tide
    1993 Philadelphia
    1992 Malcolm X

    1989 Glory
    1988 For Queen & Country
    1987 Cry Freedom
    1986 Power

  • KT | May 25, 2014 10:00 AMReply

    This looks like it'll do but just imagine if Refn was at the helm...

  • JAMIE | May 25, 2014 9:28 PM

    " A nice try" is what people called that Grindhouse bs Tarantino did. Not to mention that overrated turd Dhago Unchained.

  • ger heard ken L e | May 25, 2014 12:59 PM

    do you know what tarantino called DRIVE ?

    '' a nice try ''

  • Dan | May 25, 2014 4:32 AMReply

    Just take my money please!!!

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