Based on the 1980s television series, Washington wages a one-man war against the Russian mob over the music of Eminem and Sia
While he’s not starring in the film, the music of Eminem takes center stage in the latest trailer for Denzel Washington‘s “The Equalizer.” It minimizes the role of Chloe Grace Moretz in the adaptation of the 1980s action series, instead focusing entirely on just how tough Washington is.
This is based on an action television series, after all, and Washington has proved throughout his career that he can be one intimidating action star. Here he’s menacing, glowering, and intense in all the right ways.
Waging a one-man war on the Russian mob, Washington’s actions were perfectly complemented in the trailer by snippets from Eminem’s upcoming collaboration with Sia, “Guts Over Fear.”
The trailer was released through Eminem’s official YouTube channel. The track was written for the film, and will be available via iTunes on August 25.
“The Equalizer” co-stars Marton Csokas, David Harbour, Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman. It was directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script by Richard Wenk. Produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, Lonetree Entertainment and Mace Neufeld Productions, Columbia Pictures will release it to theaters on Friday, September 26.