Denzel Washington in a scene from “The Equalizer 3,” which was filmed in Italy where Mr. Washington goes every summer because he loves the country’s food, culture and people.
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Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua has been dreaming about taking the Equalizer abroad for years. The action franchise (very loosely based on a 1980s television series) starring Denzel Washington as the reluctant assassin Robert McCall had rooted itself in humble domestic beginnings, in Boston. But after two films and $382.7 million in box office receipts in the past decade, the time seemed ripe to travel.