It looks as though Eli Roth will take on ‘Death Wish’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the seasoned filmmaker will direct the upcoming remake of the iconic 1974 vigilante movie, ‘Death Wish’.
“Eli Roth has a Death Wish,” they revealed. “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.”
Who will be starring in the remake?
None other than Bruce Willis.
“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 ‘Death Wish’ starred Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey – an architect whose wife is killed in a violent assault… who goes on to take the law into his own hands as a vigilante.
‘Death Wish’ was based on a novel by Brian Garfield.
Of course, there were plenty of sequels to the original movie, with Michael Winner returning to direct ‘Death Wish II’ and ‘Death Wish 3’. But will the upcoming remake attempt to create another ‘Death Wish’ film franchise?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see…
But with Eli Roth slowly stepping away from horror movies in favour of more big-budget affairs, he could be the perfect director to take on ‘Death Wish’.
And Bruce Willis sounds like a great fit to take over from Bronson.
Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures.