“They killed my friend,” says Denzel Washington as the seeker of justice (or something like it) in this new trailer for Sony’s The Equalizer 2. “So I’m going to kill each and every one of them, and my only disappointment is I only get to do it once.”
In the first sequel of Washington’s career, he returns to the role of Robert McCall, described by Sony as a man who “serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?”
The upcoming film, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is written by Richard Wenk, based on the old television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.
The trailer also includes a telling exchange between McCall and his old cohort played by Melissa Leo. “I thought you were retired,” he says, to which she resonds, “Oh, I am, just like you’re dead.”
The film is produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan, with executive producers Molly Allen and David J. Bloomfield.
In addition to Washington and Leo, the cast features Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders and Bill Pullman.
Sony releases The Equalizer 2 July 20. Take a look at the trailer above.