Weinsteins set sights on Equalizer redo

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Former Miramax Films chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein said Thursday they plan to turn the '80s TV crime drama The Equalizer into a feature.

The brothers will develop the project via their nascent banner, the Weinstein Co.

The CBS series, which starred Edward Woodward as a well-connected private detective with a history as a government operative, ran from 1985-89. In a statement, Harvey Weinstein lauded its writing as "always smart and very unpredictable."

Also on board is producer Mace Neufeld, who said he was looking for a "big franchise series" to follow up on his Tom Clancy films, such as The Sum of All Fears and Patriot Games.

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