Weinsteins set sights on Equalizer redo

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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Just hope they don't have some of the ridiculous storylines that plagued the original series during the final year or so of its run such as white supremicists operating in Brooklyn. That episode was a real laugher.
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This will only work if they cast it very carefully, and keep it as darkly intense as the first season. I've personally loathed *all* the Mission Impossible films--wish they'd kill that franchise. I can't think of any transitions to the big screen from old resurrected shows that have really worked.
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Not a bad idea, but look at the current history of remakes of classic TV shows. A lot of them have been canned, with the only expection, Mission Impossiable. It does go I will give it a look because I was a fan of the first one.
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