I am not a fan of director Eli Roth. I think he’s a torture porn peddler. Was that clear enough? It’s not like Death Wish needed a remake…any of them, but if you’re going to remake it and “remiagine” it, as MGM puts it, guess what you’re going to get when you put Eli Roth in charge of it. Yeeeeah. There was a reason this was not placed on the “Most Anticipated Fall Films Poll”. Bruce Willis, you’re lucky you’re working on Unbreakable 2, because between this and a lot of direct to video movies you’ve been doing lately, I’d be willing to call your career pretty much done. Death Wish also starsde Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise. Death Wish opens November 22, 2017, in case you thought this went well with turkey.
In the film, 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 deadlyvigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller Death Wish.
Paul Kersey becomes a divided person: A man who saves lives, and a man who takes them; a husband and father trying to take care of his family, and a shadowy figure fighting Chicago crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and the vigilante called “The Grim Reaper” who detectives are quickly closing in on.
Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc) penned the screenplay for the film, which is based on the 1974 Motion Picture by Wendell Mayes and the novel by Brian Garfield. The film is set to debut in theaters on November 22.
Charles Bronson starred in the original 1974 Death Wish film as Kersey and reprised his role across four sequels over the course of the next two decades.