‘The Equalizer 3’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Takes The R-Rated Action To Italy For Franchise’s Final Chapter

The annual CinemaCon event is taking place in Las Vegas right now, and it’s a chance for studios to preview some of their most anticipated projects while announcing others. And Sony has come out of the gate with a new trailer for The Equalizer 3, reuniting Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, along with the actor’s Man on Fire co-star, Dakota Fanning.

Washington returns as ex-Marine and former DIA agent Robert McCall, who lives a seemingly normal blue-collar life, but in secret he uses his special set of killer skills to help others in need. In this sequel, McCall finds himself in Italy taking on the mafia.

Richard Wenk returns as screenwriter, having penned all three films in the franchise. Of course, The Equalizer is based on the 1980s TV series, and has nothing to do with the current series starring Queen Latifah…or does it? How cool of a cameo would that be?

The Equalizer 3 hits theaters on September 1st, and is expected to be the final chapter in a trilogy.

Robert McCall finds himself at home in Southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.


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