While Bruce Willis may be hard at work producing the upcoming prequel/sequel to DIE HARD, it looks like he has yet another action film coming his way. According to Deadline, MGM and Paramount are teaming up to make DEATH WISH, a film based on the 1972 novel of the same name. As mentioned earlier, Willis will be the star of the picture, and the relatively unknown duo Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado are looking to sign on as directors. Word has it that production for the film will begin this summer, but that’s by no means a confirmation.
The story follows an architect whose life is ruined after his wife his killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted. When the cops come up short, the man takes justice into his own hands by hunting down the suspects himself.
You can check out the trailer for the original film below!
While this film is based on the Brian Garfield novel of the same name, it’s worth noting that a 1974 adaptation of the book was made starring Charles Bronson. At the time, the film was heavily criticized for its exploitation-esque violence and its portrayal of vigilanteism. Of course, nowadays violence of this nature is par for the course, so it’s doubtful that this remake will be as incendiary as that one is.
The idea is not a bad one, though it isn’t really the most original. Whether or not the film will be able to differentiate itself from all the other great action flicks out there will be a tall order. However, with Bruce Willis as the lead, it just may work.
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