“Not all enemies are created equal”
This summer, a dark knight rises once more for justice with Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer 2”. A sequel to the 2014 vigilante action-thriller hit, the film reunites the Oscar winner with director Antoine Fuqua. The two collaborated on 2001’s “Training Day” and 2016’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven”, both of which co-starred Ethan Hawke.
“The Equalizer” and its sequel are based on the spy/detective series that aired on CBS from 1985 to 1989. Edward Woodward originated the role of Robert McCall, a former agent who resigned from the Company to seek redemption for his sins by helping the helpless and hopeless. With his ad as his calling card (‘ODDS AGAINST YOU? NEED HELP? CALL THE EQUALIZER, 212-555-4200‘), McCall sets to even the odds for people who can’t fight for themselves.
2014’s “The Equalizer” found Denzel to be a man on fire as McCall, who becomes a knight in shining armor on behalf a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz). Using the skills from his years as a covert operative – and as an employee of Home Mart -, Robert McCall proves that one man can make a difference as the Equalizer: protecting the innocent, serving his own brand of justice against Russian mobsters and corrupt police officers.
The sequel finds McCall going to war against the people responsible for the death of his close friend Susan (Melissa Leo, Washington’s “Flight” co-star).
“The Equalizer 2” is set for delivery on July 20.