Weinstein eyes 'Equalizer' redo with duo


The Weinstein Co. has signed Michael Connelly and Terrill Lee Lankford to adapt the 1980s TV series "The Equalizer" for the big screen. Paul McGuigan's action film follows an ex-government operative who strikes out on his own. Both Connelly and Lankford are established novelists: Connelly's books include "Echo Park," and Lankford's include "Blonde Lightning." Weinstein Co. executive vp and co-head of business and legal affairs Eric Roth and vp business and legal affairs Jonathan Fuhrman negotiated the deal with Joel Gotler of Intellectual Property Group on behalf of Connelly and Lankford.