The Toronto International Film Festival is considered by many critics and movie fans to be the best in the world, and the list of titles announced for this year's fest is compelling evidence that this is true. In addition to the star-studded gala premieres, the festival is hosting all kinds of fascinating films that you're going to want to keep an eye on.
After months of teaser images, Sony has finally released the first official trailer for 'The Equalizer,' starring Denzel Washington as a brooding protagonist who's gonna kick some down and dirty mafia ass and save a wayward young girl. So basically, yes, it's definitely a Denzel Washington movie.
With the 'Equalizer' trailer dropping soon, we'll finally get to see Denzel Washington in action as a retired government official turned vigilante -- not to mention Chloe Moretz as a prostitute (though in her case, we don't mean that kind of action). But before then, new photos from the film, based on the classic '80s TV series of the same name, give us a peek at what's in store.
We've been tracking the progress of 'The Equalizer' for some time now, and while the Denzel Washington-led film has yet to hit theaters, word is that early screenings are testing overwhelmingly positive. In fact, work has already begun to follow up the new film, directed by longtime Washington pal Antoine Fuqua, with 'The Equalizer 2.'
Denzel Washington starring in a film version of the '80s TV series 'The Equalizer' had our curiosity, but the casting of Chloe Moretz ensures that it has our attention. The young 'Kick-Ass' and 'Let Me In' star will a play a young prostitute in the film who crosses paths with Washington's spy-turned-investigator.
There's been word of Denzel Washington starring in a big screen version of 'The Equalizer' for a while now, which suggests that this project will eventually hit the big screen. For a while 'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn was attached, but that didn't work out, so now they're going for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' helmer Rupert Wyatt.
Those hoping that Denzel Washington would make a return to more serious, challenging roles will have to wait a little longer. He's set to star in 'The Equalizer,' an adaptation of a semi-forgotten '80s television series, a role that will surely allow him to stare quietly at bad guys before pounding the stuffing out of them (which has become something of his acting modus operandi these days). In typical Hollywood fashion, the film doesn't have a director yet, but it officially has a release date.