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Eli Roth to direct Bruce Willis in the Death Wish remake

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We already knew that Bruce Willis was going to star in the the MGM/Paramount remake of Death Wish. Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, the duo behind Big Bad Wolves, were going to direct the film, but it appears they left due to creative differences when they wanted changes in a script Willis had signed off on.

Turns out that Eli Roth (Knock Knock) is going to be behind the camera for this one.

The Brian Garfield novel was already famously adapted for the big screen by Michael Winner in 1974 and starred Charles Bronson.

Here is the book synopsis:

Successful New York accountant Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch when a gang of drug addicts breaks into his home. After finding very little in the way of money, they brutally attack Pauls family, killing his wife and leaving his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and aware that the police are unable to bring the criminals to justice, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a self-destructive compulsion, he sets out to rid the city of its villains and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life. First published in 1972 and later adapted into five films starring the late Charles Bronson, Death Wish is an unflinching, powerful thriller about just how far a man can be pushed before he loses control.

I was looking forward to seeing what the Big Bad Wolves team would bring us. Would have been a bit different. I just hope Eli Roth brings us something cool. We will have to wait and see.

Source: Deadline

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