Joe Carnahan's The Grey dominated the box office this weekend (Read our review here). 24 Frames is now reporting that the director has been tapped for his next project. Carnahan will write and direct a remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson vigilante flick Death Wish.
MGM and Paramount are overseeing the remake that will tell the story of "Paul Kersey, a liberal architect who morphs into an assassin after his wife and daughter are brutally attacked. Bronson's character then undertakes a one-man mission to hurt and kill a host of criminals on the streets of New York." The original was full of intense violence, which had not been seen in movies at the time.
The original film had four sequels starring Bronson. The Grey's Jules Daly will produce along with Tony and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions. I am interested in seeing who is cast as the lead, and I would love to see Liam Neeson in the role. Sylvester Stallone was involved to star in an earlier attempt that got stuck in development hell.
What are your thoughts on this news? Would you like to see a Death Wish remake?