Tuesday, 28 September 2010


[22.14 - French Time] In June The Los Angeles Times reported that Russell Crowe was attached to star in a movie remake of The Equalizer TV series. Now THR reports that screenwriter and director Paul Haggis (Casino Royale) could script and possibly direct this film.

Aired by CBS from 1985 to 1989, The Equalizer starred British actor Edward Woodward as former spy turned New York City vigilante Robert McCall. Robert Lansing played Control, his ex-boss and occasional employer.

Private eye and freelance operative, McCall helped people in dangerous situations. He found his clients through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." The Equalizer gave Woodward international recognition years after the role of tormented intelligence hitman David Callan made him a star in the UK with Callan (1967-1972).

According to THR, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are producing the film along with Tony Eldridge of Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin and Michael Sloan (who co-created the original with Richard Lindheim).

Apparently The A-Team movie didn't vaccine the Hollywood studios against unneccessary and miscast remakes of 80s cult TV series.


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