Actor Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in "The Equalizer 2", which stars Denzel Washington.
The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Washington, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Tony Eldridge and Mace Neufeld are producing it, reports variety.com
Its plot details are currently under wrap, other than that Washington will reprise his role as Robert McCall, a former special operations agent who now helps those who can't defend themselves. Details on Pascal's character are unknown.
Based on the 1970s TV series, "The Equalizer" followed McCall as a simple man who worked at a Home Depot-style store and kept a quiet life. His secret past, however, was brought to light when he took on a Russian syndicate to defend a young girl who was badly beaten by her pimps, who worked for the mob.
While details on what force Washington's character will be fighting are being kept under wraps, it could be another high-powered gang led by Pascal.