– by David Kozlowski

Is there a Charles Bronson revival going on in Hollywood and nobody told me? Diehard Bronson fans (like me) want to know! Jason Statham revived The Mechanic (2011), Antoine Fuqua gave us a slick remake of The Magnificent Seven (2016), and now Eli Roth is ready to give us an updated Death Wish this fall. It’s truly a Bronson Renaissance!

Roth’s new version of Death Wish is more of a reimagining than a remake or a sequel. New York has been swapped with Chicago, our hero is a doctor instead of an architect, and the narrative is a straight adaptation of Brian Garfield’s original novel. Ultimately, however, the themes of crime vs punishment and vigilante justice remain just as evident as Bronson’s classic 1974 everyman-with-a-gun revenge-thriller.

Related – Director Eli Roth’s Death Wish Remake Starring Bruce Willis Gets A Trailer

ComingSoon has posted a new poster for Roth’s film, which (logically) focuses on Bruce Willis’ Paul Kersey character… and a gun. Naturally!

There’s not a lot of buzz surrounding Roth’s Death Wish thus far, which appears to be a little looser and sillier than the original Bronson film (but nowhere near as dumb or nihilistic as the 3 sequels that followed). However, the action looks solid and Willis seems to be all-in on this character, plus Dean Norris’ hard-nosed Chicago police detective is the perfect foil for Willis’ somewhat glib vigilante.

The synopsis for Death Wish is as follows:

“Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. Kersey hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice.”

Are you down with an updated Death Wish starring Bruce Willis and Dean Norris? Let us know in the comments down below!

Death Wish hits theaters on 22 November 2017.

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SOURCE: ComingSoon

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Nick Kroll should play one of the rapists.

  • Victor Roa

    timing is sooooooooo poor right now, they are totally going to change this poster, unless there’s amazing social commentary and satire. And you can do that on a poster.

    • The Punisher is feeling this heat too. Imagine if John Wick had debuted this week? Hollywood loves guns, always has (the first Hollywood blockbuster genre was crime/gangsters in the 30s).

      • Victor Roa

        the thing is, at least for a lot of core audience, they know it’s escapism. Horror gets gets it a lot, but you don’t see people chopping their hands off after seeing Evil Dead. Punisher may be okay because the poster is just Jon Bernthal standing their with the words “the truth” and also it’s on binge watching netflix so it’s not in the spotlight of everyone. But this, this is basically the finger shot but with a photoshoped gun…… there’s probably going to be a new poster with something else but like, it’s super touchy right now there was a gofundme for the victims to pay for their hospital bills that reached 8 million just last night….. I don’t think anyone really wants to see Eli Roth film even if it’s satire.

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.