There’s got to be a point when it comes to movie remakes, reboots, new versions of great (and awful) movies, enough is enough. Today another has arrived Death Wish, the modern update of the 1974 Michael Winner revenge thriller starring Charles Bronson. An architect who takes who takes the law into his own hands when his family are brutally attacked.
43 years later the director behind Hostel, Cabin Fever, Knock Knock Eli Roth exchanges the horror genre for 1970’s style crime thriller. Gone is the mean streets of New York City replaced by ‘Chiraq’ aka Chicago with Bruce Willis the guardian angel. Is it a remake we need? Judge for yourself and watch the movies American Trailer…
Gone is is the architect replaced by a surgeon an ordinary man who has to learn to use a gun. From the first look of the trailer, this might be a like for like remake. Roth said he was inspired by the likes of History Of Violence, Sicario, Taken and Unforgiven. In a recent interview, Roth said: “bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love.” With a slice of dry humour, he might just do that!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Dr Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller DEATH WISH.
Death Wish doesn’t have a UK or Irish release date, however, USA release date is 22nd November with Vincent D’Onfrio and Dean Norris.