THE EQUALIZER (15, SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM FRIDAY)
Film executives have reportedly been so impressed by Denzel Washington’s take on the hit TV series – they’ve already started work on a sequel.
Early screenings have been favourable for the Oscar-winning actor’s latest collaboration with director Antoine Fuqua – Washington snagged a Best Actor Academy Award when they worked together on Training Day – and the winning combination could make this Autumn’s must-see action-thriller.
Denzel stars as a former Black Ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston – as in Massachusetts, not Lincolnshire – only to come out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Kick Ass’ Chloe Grace Moretz).
Unfortunately he finds himself face-to-face with Russian gangsters in the process...