Denzel Washington Is ‘A Knight in Shining Armor’ in New ‘Equalizer’ Trailer (Video)

He also works at a home improvement store

Denzel Washington is a “knight in shining armor” who works at a home improvement store by day, and kicks the crap out of criminals by night in “The Equalizer.”

The latest trailer (above) for the action thriller based on a 1980s CBS series shows Washington’s character — a former black ops commando — itching to get back into crime fighting when a cashier is robbed right before his eyes.

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A hammer from aisle 12 appears to be the right tool for the job.

Chloe Grace Moretz (“Kick-Ass”) co-stars in the Sept. 26 release as a young prostitute who likes to talk to Washington’s character about books, which are obvious metaphors for his life.

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“What’s your new one about?” Moretz asks.

“It’s about a guy who is a knight in shining armor, except he lives in a world where knights don’t exist anymore,” Washington answers.

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“The Equalizer,” which reunites Washington with his “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 7.