Weinsteins to Adapt the "Equalizer"

by | December 1, 2005 | Comments

ComingSoon.net brings word that those Weinstein boys will soon be adapting an old TV show into a new-fangled movie. If you were a CBS watcher between the years of 1985 and 1989, then you’re probably a big fan of "The Equalizer," which means you’ll most likely be among the opening weekend ticket-buyers.

"The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to develop and produce a feature film based on the original hit television series "The Equalizer" in which Robert McCall, a veteran covert operative seeking redemption for his darker exploits, quits a CIA-like agency and puts an advertisement in the newspaper that reads; Got a problem? Odds against you? Call The Equalizer. The announcement was made today by Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.

Mace Neufeld ("The Sum of All Fears," "Sahara" and "Clear and Present Danger"), Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan will serve as producers on the film. The rights were acquired from Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim, the original creators of the television series "The Equalizer." Eric Robinson and Brenden Deneen will oversee production on behalf of The Weinstein Company. No director or cast has been attached to the project yet.

Harvey Weinstein stated, "’The Equalizer’ was one of my favorite TV series in the 1980’s because the writing was always smart and very unpredictable. I am really excited about developing and producing this film.""

Check out CS.net for the full press release.