Exclusive clip featuring Denzel Washington in ‘The Equalizer’ released – watch

The 'Training Day' star plays a vigilante in Antoine Fuqua’s big screen reboot of the 80s TV show

An exclusive clip from The Equalizer featuring Denzel Washington has been released.

The Training Day star plays a former black ops commando turned vigilante in director Antoine Fuqua’s big screen reboot of the 80s TV show.

In the clip, Washington’s character Robert McCall sits down with Russian gangster Teddy (Marton Csokas) and gives him a stark warning: “I’ve done some bad things in my life. I promised someone that I love very much that I’d never go back to being that person. But for you, I’m gonna make an exception…”

In The Equalizer McCall has faked his own death so he can live a quite life in Boston. But when a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is captured by ultra-violent Russian gangsters he comes out of retirement to rescue her and his “desire for justice is reawakened” reveals the film’s synopsis.

Echoing the TV show’s tag line the synopsis adds, “If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.”

The original TV show starred Edward Woodward and ran from 1985 to 1989 with the Beastie Boys Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) making his acting debut in an early episode.

The Equalizer hits cinemas September 26. Watch the trailer below.