Back in June we learned that Oscar winner Russell Crowe was attached to star in the big screen remake of the popular TV series The Equalizer. He’s set to play the title character and according to a report from THR he’ll get a little help from Paul Haggis. The duo previously worked together on the upcoming thriller The Next Three Days and it looks like they’re at it again.
The trade says that Haggis won’t direct but is in negations to pen the screenplay for the film. The studio is currently on the look out for someone else to take on directing duties. The Equalizer is based on the cult television series of the same name that starred Edward Woodward as Robert McCall.
In a lot of ways the character is like a vigilante. He has a murky past that’s never fully disclosed; all we know is that he used to work for an organization called The Company or The Agency or something ambiguous of that nature. He’s an unconventional hero to say the least but he gets the job done. Even though Haggis isn’t currently up for the director’s chair that doesn’t mean it’s not a possibility. Stay tuned.
What do you think of Haggis and Crowe working together again?