Wednesday, 16 June 2010


[15.49 - French Time] The Los Angeles Times reports that Russell Crowe is attached to star in a movie remake of The Equalizer.

Aired by CBS from 1985 to 1989, The Equalizer starred British actor Edward Woodward as New York City vigilante Robert McCall. Former spy turned private eye/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."

Robert Lansing played Control, his former intelligence boss and sometimes employer, and the series was created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. The Equalizer gave Woodward international recognition years after his character of tormented intelligence hitman David Callan made him a star in the UK with Callan (1967-1972).

Should this news be confirmed, Russell Crowe would add to his filmography another character played originally by a stellar British talent, after the lousy US remake of State of Play - where he was the journo played by John Simm in the BBC miniseries.

After The A-Team movie it's so obvious that we don't have enough unneccessary and miscast remakes of 80s cult TV series.

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