(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

The Equalizer: 2009

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Do you remember the TV show The Equalizer? I remember it only by name, but it looks like this popular 1980’s private investigator series may be headed to big screen, with Jason Statham potentially tapped to star. The original show starred Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a former spy in New York City who now takes on private investigator jobs for free, thus exacting his revenge on the criminal scum of the world.

Michael Connelly (Blood Work) and Terrill Lee Lankford (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers!) are writing the script, with Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park) supposedly interested in directing. I still haven’t seen Lucky Number Slevin, but something about this project makes it sound great to me. I miss the old detective and spy shows from the 60’s through to the 80’s, and as long as they don’t go for all out action and still maintain an element of intrigue, I am totally on board. Any fans of the show out there? What do you think about this news?

Jason Statham as Robert McCall? Really? I just don’t see him having the gravitas to carry this off. Nor do the writers instilling in me any feeling that the screenplay will be any good. At least Wicker Park and Slevin were good…

Time will tell…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/24 at 00:59

Posted in Hollywood, Movies

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