Director Joe Carnahan is currently at the top of the world with his latest survival thriller, THE GREY (due here on February 2), starring Liam Neeson, holds No. 1 position in this weekend's U.S. box-office. Now Carnahan is being offered to write and direct a remake of DEATH WISH, the popular 1974 vigilante thriller that made Charles Bronson a screen icon. MGM and Paramount are in charge for the remake.
In the original version, Bronson plays Paul Kersey, a mild-mannered architect who is gradually becomes a vigilante after his wife and daughter are brutally assaulted. Despite the harsh criticism for its strong violence and provoking subject matter, the movie became a phenomenal success as a new breed of modern action genre. Four sequels were subsequently made, until the franchise ran out of idea in 1994. At one point, Sylvester Stallone attempts to reboot the franchise but the project remained in limbo about five years ago.
No production date has been set yet for the DEATH WISH remake.