*Denzel Washington is back and on a killing spree in the first trailer for “The Equalizer 2.”
“They killed my friend. So I’m gonna kill each and every one of them. And the only disappointment is that I only get to do it once,” Washington’s retired CIA black ops operative Robert McCall says in the clip, released Thursday by Sony Pictures.
The film franchise is based on the ’80s television series of the same name starring Edward Woodward.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the sequel to 2014’s “The Equalizer” follows Washington’s “high-level paid government assassin” as he seeks revenge for his friend’s murder. His journey takes him around the world, particularly to Turkey to save a young girl who was kidnapped from her American mother, as detailed in the opening sequence of the trailer.
Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, and Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”) also star. Sony Pictures recently moved up the film’s release date from Aug. 3 to July 20.
Watch the first trailer below: