Paul Haggis to Script The Equalizer Adaptation
Posted 09.29.10 by Ryan
The Equalizer just barely missed our list of Ten '80s Shows We Want to See as Movies. But that didn't matter to Russell Crowe, who attached himself to the adaptation as actor and producer in June, despite the fact that there was no script. Crowe's The Next Three Days director Paul Haggis looks ready to fix that.
THR reports that Haggis is negotiating to write the screenplay. In the TV show, former-secret-agent-turned-vigilante Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) went around righting wrongs to atone for his time spent working for the CIA-like organization known only as "The Company."
Haggis is not attached to direct the movie, though that is a possibility. After The Next Three Days, Haggis' other upcoming project was the script for Ranger's Apprentice, which has been stalled due to MGM's financial woes.