Death Wish remake finally gets release date
After years in development hell, with a number of stars and directors attached to it, the remake of 1974’s Death Wish is finally completed and has a release date of November 22nd 2017.
Helmed by Hostel director Eli Roth, Death Wish features none other than action superstar Bruce Willis as Paul Kersey; the role made famous by Charles Bronson.
Being distributed by MGM, a trailer was released on the 3rd of August 2017 and, with this being a Roth film, the earl of excess wants to make his own mark with the reboot. Judging by the trailer, filmgoers can hope to see lashings of extreme violence and gore.
Infamously, Michael Winner’s controversial urban classic deviated from its source material; Brian Garfield’s novel of the same name. Here, the story is taken even further away by having Kersey’s architect now becoming a doctor, dishing out his own brand of sadistic justice in Chicago instead of New York.
So, what can fans hope to see?
Whereas Winner’s version was a commentary on the social upheaval felt by the residents of New York City, Roth’s incarnation seems to be going for all out action and excitement, which is sure to get bums on seats.
Acting alongside the Die Hard star, is 80’s favourite Elisabeth Shue as Kersey’s wife and character actor Vincent D’Onofrio as the vigilante’s younger brother.
However, the Death Wish films attract controversy like a moth to a flame and, already, the Twitter account exploding with accusations of racism and fascist alt-right ideologies. That kind of buzz, is certain to bring the punters on.
With the twisted mind of the horror director steering, cinema goers can guarantee that Roth’s trademark black humour will course, warmly, through the veins of what is shaping up to be a hotly anticipated movie of 2017.
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