Russell Crowe may reunite with his The Next Three Days writer-director Paul Haggis for The Equalizer. Heat Vision reports that Haggis is in negotiations to pen the script which is based on the 1980s CBS crime series. In the original series, Edward Woodward played private detective Robert McCall, “a sophisticated former government agent atoning for the sins of his past by righting the wrongs of a flawed legal system.” As we reported back in June, Crowe is attached to star and produce. Haggis is not attached to direct at this point, but that could easily change since his only other project, Ranger’s Apprentice, was at United Artists and UA’s parent company MGM is stuck in a seemingly never-ending financial meltdown.
The Next Three Days also stars Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, and Olivia Wilde. It opens November 19th.