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Old January 31 2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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'Death Wish' remake

director of this weekend’s box office champion, The Grey,
and also the director of Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team
Joe Carnahan is set to write and direct a remake of Death Wish, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
efforts to update the story were unsuccessful. Sylvester Stallone also attempted to launch a remake several years ago but the project stalled during development.
I really liked Smokin' Aces. The A-Team not so much but I like his style. Carnahan is a good director.

Oh and how appropriate none of the Death Wish movies have been released on Blu-ray. You can bet that MGM will cash in when the remake is released that they will release the original film on Blu-ray a month before.
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Old January 31 2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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Wasn't there a Death Wish remake with Kevin Bacon and John Goodman just a few years ago?
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Old January 31 2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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Half the thrillers made are, essentially, remakes of Death Wish. I guess this one'll star Liam Neeson, so that'll be into Taken/Unknown territory...
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Old January 31 2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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^ That was Death Sentence, which IIRC was based on a book by the same writer.

Sly Stallone was going to make a remake of it a few years ago until internet feedback scared him off.

Personally, I couldn't really care. The original is not a good movie. Charles Bronson was a great physical screen presence but a good actor he was not and Michael Winner couldn't direct traffic. Carnaghan and his rumoured (and likely) star Liam Neeson can only be an improvement.

But this sort of thing has been done so often - Death Sentence, Neil Jordan's The Brave One, Eye for An Eye, the various Punishers, Exterminators, etc, etc. You have to ask 'What's the point?'
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Old January 31 2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Cool, I really enjoyed that episode of Voyager.
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Old January 31 2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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But this sort of thing has been done so often - Death Sentence, Neil Jordan's The Brave One, Eye for An Eye, the various Punishers, Exterminators, etc, etc. You have to ask 'What's the point?'
It is its own genre. These sorts of stories don't go away for long. And like with the Statham version of The Mechanic, the name recognition of the title will probably help with green lighting and marketing.

If it does star Liam Neeson, I hope it takes place in a random and beautiful European city. That was half of the charm of Taken and Unknown.
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Old January 31 2012, 11:34 PM   #7
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^But wasn't New York an essential element, almost to the point of being a character, in Death Wish?

I take your point about it being its own genre but that just begs the question, why not make it an original movie? Particularly if they set it in a different city.
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Old January 31 2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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^But wasn't New York an essential element, almost to the point of being a character, in Death Wish?

I take your point about it being its own genre but that just begs the question, why not make it an original movie? Particularly if they set it in a different city.
I don't know that NY is quite the same as it was when that film came out. NYers seem to constantly complain about how the whole city has been sanitized and turned into Disneyland. Imagine Liam Neeson's wife being gang-raped and murdered by the gang from ... the Genius Bar!

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I take your point about it being its own genre but that just begs the question, why not make it an original movie? Particularly if they set it in a different city.
I totally get you. But I think it's just whorish marketing. There were like four Death Wish movies and I'm sure they'd sell quite well on Blue Ray provided they had a theatrically released commercial to hype them.
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Old February 1 2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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^ Looks like you were right about the change of location.

https://twitter.com/#!/carnojoe

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.'
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Old February 1 2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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Wasn't Drive, essentially Death Wish or no?
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Old February 1 2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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^ Funny enough, I read another interview with Carnaghan where he specifically referred to Drive as being among his influences for DW.
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Old February 1 2012, 10:41 PM   #12
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Someone should Remake Death Wish 3 instead. Now there was a guilty pleasure.
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Old February 2 2012, 01:11 AM   #13
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But this sort of thing has been done so often - Death Sentence, Neil Jordan's The Brave One, Eye for An Eye, the various Punishers, Exterminators, etc, etc. You have to ask 'What's the point?'
Before I had even seen this post I already had Eye for An Eye, The Punisher and The Brave One coming to mind. Indeed, what's the point?!
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Old February 2 2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Someone should Remake Death Wish 3 instead. Now there was a guilty pleasure.
Marina Sirtis' tits, for one thing. Or two.
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Old February 6 2012, 03:35 PM   #15
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The Grey's Frank Grillo, for whom Carnaghan has written a part in this movie, talks a little about it. It may be a two-hander, rather than a starring vehicle. And Russell Crowe for Kershey, or is that total speculation?

http://www.slashfilm.com/frank-grill...ahan-brothers/
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