Back in the 80s, the Equaliser looked like this...
That's Edward Woodward. Yes the dude from The Wicker Man. The version that didn't star Nicolas Cage. He played Robert McCall - a retired spy approaching middle-age who offered his services for free to people in need. The was THE EQUALIZER!
Now for some reason there's a big screen version on the way, a full 25 years after the show ended. Maybe that's the reason. It's going to star Denzel Washington as a former spy sort who gets dragged into the criminal world when he decides to help a very young hooker played by Chloe Moretz. He mostly helps by being very time conscious and shooting mo-fos.
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua directs and things look at bit more actiony than the TV show. The screenplay is by the writer of The Expendables 2 and it also stars Melissa Leo and Marton Csokas.
See it in cinemas from the 26th of September 2014.