According to Variety, The 1980s CBS drama "The Equalizer" is headed to the bigscreen.

Mace Neufeld, one of the producers of Sahara and the catalyst behind the series of adaptations of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books, is teaming with series creator and exec producer Michael Sloan and Tony Eldridge on the project.

Created by Sloan and Richard Lindheim, "The Equalizer" starred British actor Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a veteran covert operative who, seeking redemption for his dark deeds, quits a CIA-like agency and puts an advertisement in the paper that reads simply: Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." Series ran from 1985-89.

Neufeld said they will attach a writer and a star before they set up the project at a studio.