The Grey took the box office this last weekend, and now director Joe Carnahan is looking at his next project, a remake of Death Wish.
The LA Times reports that Carnahan is signed on to write and direct a remake of the 1974 film that created a name for Charles Bronson. MGM and Paramount would jointly develop the remake surely based on Michael Winner’s original plot.
The original vigilante film starred Bronson as the main character Paul Kersey, an architect turned assassin after his wife and daughter are attacked. The remake will be produced by Jules Daly, who worked on The Grey, along with Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
That original spawned four sequels and lead to a new style of action movies with intense violence. The character’s version of justice is one that focuses heavily on hurting and killing the criminals of New York.
About five years ago, Sylvester Stallone tried to reboot the series but the project just got stuck in development.