‘Death Wish’ Remake Finds New Life With Bruce Willis as Lead & ‘Big Bad Wolves’ Directors

By March 4, 2016

There has been a Death Wish remake in the works for years now, with The Grey director Joe Carnahan attached to the project at one point, before then being replaced by Miss Bala filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo. Not much has been heard about the project since though, which will be a full-fledged remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson-led flick.

Now, Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures and MGM have signed Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado to helm the project, with Bruce Willis interested in starring in the film.

The original film followed Bronson as a New York City man, who decides to take up vigilantism against the street thugs who murdered his wife. It was a brutal, machismo film that received four subsequent sequels over the following two decades, all starring Bronson.

The remake is still based off of Carnahan’s draft of the script, despite his departure from the project several years ago, though it has also received rewrites from Nightcrawler helmer Dan Gilroy and Justified‘s Graham Yost.

Honestly, this could be a cool action film remake, but it all depends on which Bruce Willis shows up for it. Will it be the Willis we saw in films like Moonrise Kingdom or Looper? Where he gave two of the best performances of his career, or will it be the Willis we saw in A Good Day to Die Hard? Which was basically just him showing up for a paycheck. We’ll have to see, but his devotion to the film could be what ends up making it sink or swim.

The Death Wish remake is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable