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Denzel Washington looks badass in first images from The Equalizer

Sony has released the first two images from The Equalizer , in which Denzel Washington plays former covert ops officer turned avenging angel, McCall.

The new images show Washington in full-on badass mode, posing with a firearm in the pouring rain, and escorting Chloë Grace Moretz’s vulnerable teen through a pitch-black Boston night.

The film is based upon an ‘80s TV show of the same name, but according to Washington, it’s the story’s big-screen qualities that drew him to the project.

“It’s a classic story, the innocent girl and the guy coming in to save the day and kick some butt,” says Washington. “You’ll get some popcorn and escape for a couple of hours.”

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and co-starring Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas, and Haley Bennett, The Equalizer will open in the UK on 10 October 2014.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.