‘Equalizer’ has a helmer

McGuigan attached to update of '80s CBS skein

The Weinstein Co. has set its “Lucky Number Slevin” director Paul McGuigan to helm “The Equalizer,” the bigscreen transfer of the TV drama that starred Edward Woodward.

Story will be a contemporized take on the New York-set drama.

Pic’s produced by Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan; latter created the drama with Richard Lindheim. Weinstein Co.’s Michael Cole, Eric Robinson and Brendan Deneen will shepherd it.

The series ran from 1985-89 on CBS.”Growing up in Scotland, there were few channels and good shows to watch, and this was one that penetrated my psyche,” McGuigan said.

While the current moviegoing climate doesn’t favor films built around older casts, McGuigan said there is no thought of making the title character younger.

McGuigan’s “Lucky Number Slevin” made its debut at Sundance.

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