June 20, 2016

Eli Roth to Direct Death Wish Remake


After several other directors have passed on the project for various reasons it now looks like Eli Roth is set to take on the remake of Death Wish starring Bruce (sigh) Willis.

Say what you will but I think he’d be a good choice as we at least know he won’t skimp on violence.

According to THR: “The director behind Hostel and Green Inferno has closed a deal to direct MGM and Paramount’s long-in-the-works remake of the 1974 vigilante movie that starred Charles Bronson.

Bruce Willis is attached to star in the remake, which is being produced by Roger Birnbaum.

Roth is coming on board after the position was vacated with the departure of Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The project, in its modern incarnation, initially had Joe Carnahan as director but he left in 2012. Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski wrote the current script.

The original film was an adaptation of a novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.

The movie struck a nerve with audiences who were facing the decade’s high crime rate and reinvented the career of Bronson, then 53. It also set off a long list of sequels.

Roth has been slowly transitioning away from horror and into big-budgeted and elevated fare. He last directed Knock Knock, a sexual thriller that starred Keanu Reeves. He was attached to direct the monster movie Meg for Warner Bros. but creative differences and budgetary concerns got in the way.”

Source: THR

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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