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Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake has found its main villain, with Deadline reporting that Beau Knapp (Southpaw, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) has signed on to the project alongside Bruce Willis’ Paul Kersey.
The remake of the 1974 revenge thriller is currently shooting in Montreal, with a cast that also includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Elisabeth Shue (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Mike Epps (Uncle Buck), Kimberly Elise (Hit the Floor), Camilla Morrone (Bukowski) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises).
Death Wish is currently without a release date, but is expected to arrive some time next year. »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Kimberly Elise and Camilla Morrone have been cast in Death Wish, the Eli Roth-directed remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film for MGM. The action/drama stars Bruce Willis as Paul kersey, a surgeon who goes on a mission for justice after an attack on his family leaves his wife dead and his daughter comatose. Roger Birnbaum is producing. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski penned the screenplay, which is currently filming in Montreal. Joe Carnahan wrote the… »
Exclusive: Elisabeth Shue has been cast opposite Bruce Willis in Death Wish, the Eli Roth-directed remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film for Paramount and MGM. She joins Mike Epps, Dean Norris and Vincent D'Onofrio in the film, which is shooting in Chicago and Montreal. Shue will play the wife of Paul Kersey (Willis), whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys were not brought to justice for the nefarious act… »
First reported by Deadline, the outlet confirmed earlier today that Epps – best known for The Hangover, Fifty Shades of Black and Uncle Buck – will assume the part of Dr. Chris Salgado, a playboy doctor and close friend to Willis’ Paul Kersey. Very much considered to be the anchor point of MGM and Paramount’s redo, Death Wish will open at a time when Kersey’s entire livelihood “has been destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys for the crime were never brought to justice, Kersey starts hunting them down.” Not bad for a mild-mannered New York City architect.
A remake of the Charles Bronson thriller of the same name – itself an adaptation of »
- Michael Briers
Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish has added yet another veteran actor to its cast. Comedian Mike Epps has joined the movie as Dr. Chris Salgadoa, a friend to Bruce Willis, who is playing Paul Kersey, the lead in the movie. It seems as though he will be playing a character that didn't appear in the original 1974 Death Wish movie.
Deadline broke the news that Mike Epps will be joining the remake, which appears to be getting closer to production as they have recently added a lot more talent to the cast. Vincent D'Onofrio and Dean Norris also recently joined Death Wish. The project finally got going when director Eli Roth came aboard along with Bruce Willis, playing a role originally portrayed by Charles Bronson. Prior to boarding Death Wish, Eli Roth had been attached to direct the giant shark movie Meg, but he exited the project and found »
Deadline is reporting that Mike Epps has joined Bruce Willis in MGM and Paramount's remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson hit film Death Wish, which was based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Brian Garfield.
Epps will play Dr. Chris Salgado, a playboy doctor and close friend of Willis’ character Paul Kersey. Eli Roth is set to direct the film, which follows an architect (Willis) whose life is ruined after his wife his killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted. When the cops come up short, the man takes justice into his own hands by hunting down the suspects himself.
Death Wish is filming in Montreal and Chicago.
Source: Deadline »
- Kellvin Chavez
Exclusive: Mike Epps is joining Bruce Willis in Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish for MGM/Paramount. Epps will play Dr. Chris Salgado, a playboy doctor and close friend of Willis’ character Paul Kersey. Kersey’s life has been destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys for the crime were never brought to justice, Kersey starts hunting them down. Roger Birnbaum is producing the film. Epps will star alongside Dean Norris and… »
Director Eli Roth is filling out the cast of his Death Wish remake, with Deadline reporting that Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have signed on to star alongside Bruce Willis, who is portraying Paul Kersey, played by Charles Bronson in the 1974 original. D’Onofrio is set to play Kersey’s brother, while Norris will portray Detective Rains.
Death Wish follows Kersey, a man whose life is torn apart when thugs murder his wife and sexually assaults his daughter. Frustrated by the police’s failure to bring the criminals to justice, Kersey decides to take matters into his own hands and seeks revenge.
Production on Death Wish is set to get underway in September. The film is currently without a release date, but expect it in 2017.
- Gary Collinson
A remake of the Charles Bronson thriller of the same name – itself an adaptation of Brian Garfield’s novel – D’Onofrio and Dean Norris will now join Bruce Willis in the overhaul, which has set up shop over at MGM and Paramount. Indeed, this two-fold casting coup is a real sign of progress for Death Wish, given the project has spent the past few years languishing on the fringes of development.
During that time, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) were in line to helm Paramount’s remake before last-minute script changes forced the directing pair to bow out. Joe Carnahan (The Grey and, soon, Bad Boys For Life) also contributed to the screenplay during its formative years, before Scott Alexander »
- Michael Briers
Deadline is reporting that Vincent D’Onofrio and Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris have both signed on to the Death Wish remake. Directed by Eli Roth, the film is expected to star Bruce Willis as a sort of grizzled genie who loves to grant wishes—as long as those wishes are for death.
Okay, so that’s probably just Death Wishful thinking. Instead, the Roth-directed film will probably just be an even-more-violent retread of the old Charles Bronson vigilante splatterfests, except with Willis in the role of Paul Kersey, a mild-mannered architect-turned-architect of death. (We’ll be honest: we’re kind of addicted to ending sentences with death right now.) D’Onofrio will play Willis’ brother, while Norris plays a police detective. Going off his past track record, though, it’ll probably take Norris’ character a while—and some aggressively placed clues—for him to crack the case. But ...
- William Hughes
Exclusive: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have joined Bruce Willis in Paramount and MGM’s revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish, which was based on the book by Brian Garfield. Eli Roth is directing the picture which follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his… »
Kersey, a 'liberal' thinking architect, becomes an unstoppable late-night vigilante killer, targeting muggers, after a deadly assault against his wife and daughter pushes him over the deep end.
At the time of its initial release, critics were displeased with the film, considering it an 'immoral threat to society' and an encouragement of 'antisocial behavior'.
Despite the negative reviews, producers sensed the 'primal' appeal of the premise with audiences and released five "Death Wish" films.
- Michael Stevens
Bronson’s Loose Again!: On the Set with Charles Bronson is author Paul Talbot’s all-new companion volume to his acclaimed Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films. His new book reveals more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies. Documented herein are fascinating tales behind some of the finest Bronson films of the mid-1970s (including Hard Times and From Noon Till Three); his big-budget independent epics Love And Bullets and Cabo Blanco; his lesser-known, underrated dramas Borderline and Act Of Vengeance; his notorious sleaze/action Cannon Films classics of the 80s (including 10 To Midnight, Murphy’S Law and Kinjite: Forbidden Sunjects); the numerous unmade projects he was attached to; and his TV movies of the 90s (including The Sea Wolf). Exhaustively researched, the book features over three dozen exclusive, candid interviews including »
- Tom Stockman
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
By Lee Pfeiffer
Bruce Willis will top-line a remake of the urban crime thriller "Death Wish", to be directed by Eli Roth. The original film was a sensation in 1974 and helped elevate Charles Bronson to major stardom in his native America, after having found success in European productions. In that film, Bronson played Paul Kersey, a liberal New York businessman whose wife and daughter are brutally raped. His wife dies in the incident and his daughter ends up brain-dead. Enraged by the inability of the police to catch the culprits, Kersey gradually takes the law into his own hands,making himself an easy target and then killing those who intend to do him harm. Within weeks, his anonymous vigilante becomes a populist hero in a city in which the citizenry is fed up with the break down in law and order. The film, directed by Michael Winner, spawned some sequels, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Simon Brew Sep 29, 2016
A bit more news on the planned remake of Death Wish. Empire is reporting that Mike Epps has joined the cast of the film, and he’ll be taking on the role of Dr Chris Salgado in the new movie. Salgado will be the best friend of Paul Kersey who – of course – is this time being played by Bruce Willis.
Elsewhere in the cast are Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris. More news on the movie as we get it…
Well, the remake of Death Wish just took a bit of a turn. Bruce Willis has been cast for a good few weeks now in the lead role, taking on the part that made Charles Bronson into a movie star. But now, there’s news of a new director: and maybe, »
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. »
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
Director Eli Roth is best known for his gruesome horror films, affectionately and derisively described as “torture porn,” like “Hostel,” “Cabin Fever,” and most recently “The Green Inferno.” But with his last film, the sexual home invasion thriller “Knock Knock,” Roth has moved away from horror into other genre realms. Case in point: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roth is attached to direct the remake of Michael Winner’s 1974 vigilante action film “Death Wish.” Bruce Willis is currently attached to star as the film’s protagonist.
In a recent interview with IndieWIRE’s Graham Winfrey, Roth says that he likes “originality and…when you take a classic thing and put your own twist on it. You watch a movie like ‘The Witch’ and it’s such a great, fantastic take on the classic New England witch fairy tale, and you say ‘Yeah that’s the type of movie that should be out there, »
- Vikram Murthi
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