It was recently announced that The Grey director Joe Carnahan would be remaking the classic Charles Bronson movie Death Wish, which I thought was a good fit for the director and his style. I was wondering what his vision for the film would be, and thankfully he went to Twitter to talk about it and fill us in on how he's approaching the film. Here's what he said...
Guys. I’m doing DEATH WISH. But this version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present day Los Angeles. The L.A. of COLLATERAL.
It’s on buses, cabs, metro trains. I want to show an unseen version of L.A. L.A. on foot. Prowling. Hunting. The vast emptiness of downtown.
Refn did a phenomenal job shooting L.A. It took on a different dimension. That’s the key.
The only role I’m writing in DEATH WISH which will mark the ONE time I’ve ever written exclusively for an actor, will be for @FrankGrillo...
Guys, I said I was writing a role for @FrankGrillo. Nobody said anything about Frank playing the Kersey part. Relax folks. We have a plan.
I like what his vision for the story is sounding like, and it will be interesting to actually see it brought to life.
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."