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Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »
Brad Furman is a competitor. The director of films like the unexpected smash hit “The Lincoln Lawyer” (and, later, the Ben Affleck- and Justin Timberlake-starring disappointment “Runner Runner”) can’t quite pinpoint the source of that motivation — but it’s what’s driven his career since he made his first film, “The Take,” for less than a million dollars way back in 2007.
“I personally feel when somebody tells me I can’t do something, or I’m afraid of something, that’s typically when I dive in,” Furman recently told IndieWire.
The challenges that have pushed Furman haven’t exactly been unique – he’s one of any number of rising directors, mostly male, propelled to big studio features on the strength of one or two smash indie hits – but they have inspired him to do something pretty bold: Return to his indie roots to get films done the »
- Kate Erbland
My first exposure to Cliff Martinez's film work came with Joe Carnahan's Narc and I was immediately hooked. His ambience-filled, dark toned sounds provide an eerie and ethereal feel to any images they accompany and can be quite powerful when used to his full strengths, such as films like Traffic, Drive, Spring Breakers, The Knick, and much more. Now, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
This is a big week for Eli Roth. Just yesterday, the Knock Knock and The Green Inferno director became attached to direct Paramount’s remake of Death Wish, a project that’s had quite a few directors, most notably Joe Carnahan (The Grey), split from the Bruce Willis-led film over the years. Only a day later, news has come out that Roth will direct Jim […]
- Jack Giroux
One would think that a remake of a classic thriller would be easy to get off the starting line in this current climate where it seems like every new movie or TV show is based on an old movie or TV show. That just hasn't been the case with Death Wish. A remake of the gritty 1974 thriller starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante trying to clean up his city has been talked about for years now, and yet something always seems to stop it from getting made. Back in 2013 The Grey director Joe Carnahan had signed on to make the movie, an attachment that pretty much everyone celebrated. He left over creative differences. After Carnahan, the biggest names to sign on were Israeli directors of Rabies and Big Bad Wolves and star Bruce Willis. Their attachment didn't last long...
- Peter Hall
Back in March it was announced that Bruce Willis is set for the lead in Death Wish, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that horror maestro Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) has signed on to direct the remake of the 1974 cult classic.
The original revenge thriller was based on Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel and saw Michael Winner directing Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, a man who seeks revenge after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. It went on to spawn four sequels.
- Gary Collinson
Way back in the hazy days of 2006, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone would be directing a remake of Charles Bronson’s classic revenge movie Death Wish, presumably stepping into the murderous boots of vigilante Paul Kersey. It was an interesting prospect, but Stallone eventually left the project. There was still life left in the remake though, and in 2012, it was resurrected once again, with Narc, Smoking Aces, and The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan on board to direct. Carnahan eventually departed, and Narcos director Gerado Naranjo cam on board. This, too, fell through, and for a few years, the project wandered aimlessly through Hollywood. It once again reared it’s head earlier this year, with Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the directing duo behind the fantastic Israeli comedy horror Big Bad Wolves, being brought on to steer new Paul Kersey, Bruce Willis, on his revenge fuelled killing spree. As is »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The news comes after Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) stepped down from directing the feature over ‘creative differences’ recently. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Roth’s hiring at the studio. The original film, which starred screen legend Charles Bronson, was an adaptation of a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.
More news on the Death Wish remake as we get it.
- Paul Heath
Hollywood’s determined to remake Death Wish. And why not? If anything, the property seems more timely than ever. Joe Carnahan was on board as writer/director for a while, and then it looked like Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado were set to direct it. Today, it’s being reported that Eli Roth is now set to direct from a script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, working from Carnahan’s earlier drafts, with Bruce Willis still attached to star. The big winner here is Roth. I thought his last film Knock Knock demonstrated some growth from him as a filmmaker, and knowing that he’s going to be starting with a script that’s been worked on by writers as good as Carnahan and Alexander & Karaszewski is encouraging. What I’m really curious about is how he gets along with Willis. I assume they have to have met already to »
- Drew McWeeny
Earlier this year, Eli Roth signed onto, then quickly departed, the long anticipated big screen adaptation of Meg. Upon exiting the giant killer shark movie, the acclaimed horror director wasn't quick to tell the world what he was doing next instead. Now we have an answer. The man behind the Hostel franchise is going to reboot Death Wish with Bruce Willis already confirmed for the lead role of Paul Kersey.
Death Wish follows nice a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson), who snaps after intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic. »
MGM was determined to find someone to direct their new version of Death Wish, and, after several directors departed the project over creative differences in what the studio wants, it appears Eli Roth is the filmmaker to finally settle into the spot. Roth has signed a deal to helm the remake that has been in development for a few years now, ever since Joe Carnahan had a take on the material that skewed... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
It’s been a rough road for Paramount’s upcoming remake of Death Wish, which been the subject of a few behind-the-scenes creative clashes. The project was first announced in 2012 with director Joe Carnahan at the helm, but Carnahan departed a year later over those dreaded “creative differences,” which may or may have involved the director […]
- Jacob Hall
Remember that Death Wish remake that’s been kicking around MGM/Paramount for a while now? Well, it’s finally got a director attached, as Deadline reports that Eli Roth will take the helm, with Bruce Willis still set to star in the role of reluctant vigilante Paul Kersey, which was made famous by Charles Bronson.
For those unfamiliar with the 1974 flick, it starred the aforementioned Bronson as an architect who “becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks, leading him to go out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.” The script for the remake was originally written by Joe Carnahan, but has since had work done on it by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
- Mark Cassidy
Eli Roth is back for bloody revenge with a remake of Death Wish after directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) left over creative differences with producers, Deadline reports. Bruce Willis is set to star in the remake of the controversial 1974 action classic, filling the shoes of original star Charles Bronson.
Moving from straight horror territory with last year’s pairing of Green Inferno and Knock, Knock (both of which barely surpassed their budget in worldwide gross), Roth seems to be making a play for more commercially viable choices behind the camera. With a script originally penned by Joe Carnahan, before being taken over by writing duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (Ed Wood, Big Eyes, Goosebumps, 1408), Death Wish could be a return to the violent and successful realm of Roth’s cornerstone calling card, Hostel.
While we await more details, check out every gun shot in the franchise thus far below. »
- Mike Mazzanti
Bruce Willis is attached to star.
The 1974 film was an adaptation of a novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.
Roth made his name in the horror genre with hits like “Cabin Fever” and the “Hostel” series, but has begun to slowly transition into more studio fare. He most recently helmed the thriller “Knock Knock” starring Keanu Reeves.
Roth hasn’t left the horror genre, however, having recently written and directed the cannibal pic “The Green Inferno.”
He is repped by Wme.
- Justin Kroll
Bruce Willis is attached to star in this new take on the 1974 film and the novel by Brian Garfield in which a man goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Eli Roth is set to direct Death Wish, the MGM/Paramount remake of the 1974 hit with Bruce Willis playing the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson. It becomes the latest effort by Roth to move from his bloody genre-film origins to studio fare. His previous film was the 2015 Keanu Reeves psychological thriller Knock Knock. Roth will direct the script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Joe Carnahan penned the original script. Roger Birnbaum is… »
Eli Roth has a Death Wish. The helmer behind Hostel and Green Inferno has closed a deal to direct MGM and Paramount's long-in-the-works remake of the 1974 vigilante movie that starred Charles Bronson. Bruce Willis is attached to star in the reboot, which is being produced by Roger Birnbaum. Roth is coming on board after the position was vacated with the departure of Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The project, in its modern incarnation, initially had Joe Carnahan as director, but he left in 2012. Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski wrote the current script. The
- Borys Kit
Musician Eminem is in negotiations to executive produce, serve as music supervisor and write some original songs for the "Narc" TV series currently in development at Paramount.
Joe Carnahan, who penned and directed the original, has written a pilot script and is set to direct and executive produce the drama series
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Citing no shortage of innovation in the film festival space in the New York City area — with the Brooklyn Film Festival and Art of Brooklyn Film Festival also occurring during the same week — Williamsburg’s annual Northside Festival, the music and innovation conference phased out its film section in favor of “content.” Content, though, seems to be a rather loaded proposition and Northside’s Content Festival offered a glimpse inside how indie filmmakers can make a living.
The content side of the festival, making its debut in advance of the festival’s music and innovation portions, seemed more like a direct offshoot of innovation rather than the evolution of what had been the film section. Innovation in the content space seems to be defined by virtual reality and branded content. One thing the talks were short on were independent content makers, apart from Lex Dreitser, an independent Vr maker who »
- John Fink
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