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THR is reporting that Eli Roth is in talks with MGM to sit in the director's chair for their new Death Wish movie. He becomes one of a few directors to be attached to the film in recent years. Certainly his name alone carries enough clout in the film community to push this forward? The post was recently vacated by Rabies and Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Kshales and Navot Papushado. Much to the chagrin of their fans around the World. Bruce Willis is still attached to star in the flick. ...
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Exclusive: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have exited Death Wish, the MGM/Paramount remake of the 1974 hit that Bruce Willis will star in, reprising the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson. They are the Israeli filmmakers who made their debut with Rabies and then followed with 2013's Big Bad Wolves, a violent, high-octane thriller that became a cult favorite. They do stylized action, with a sense of humor, and they wanted to inject some of that into… »
After languishing in development for several years, Paramount and MGM's long-awaited Death Wish remake is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that Bruce Willis has signed on to star, with Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) coming aboard to direct. Paramount and MGM will distribute the remake, which hopes to get production started this summer.
The original 1974 Death Wish starred Charles Bronson as an ordinary man who becomes a dangerous vigilante after his wife is killed by street thugs, who also raped his daughter. Joe Carnahan was initially attached to direct, and he also wrote a draft of the screenplay, before he dropped out of the project back in 2013. The filmmaker left the project over a casting dispute, since both Paramount and MGM wanted to cast Bruce Willis, but the director wanted to go in a different direction.
We reported in 2012 that Joe Carnahan wanted to cast »
The Israeli directing team helmed the 2013 black comedy “Big Bad Wolves,” which was an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Paramount released the original “Death Wish,” starring Charles Bronson, in 1974 with Michael Winner directing and Dino De Laurentiis producing. The $3 million film was a major success, grossing $22 million at the box office.
Former MGM co-chairman Roger Birnbaum is producing the new project. He was a producer on the “Rush Hour” franchise, “Bruce Almighty” and 2009’s “Star Trek” before joining with Spyglass partner Gary Barber to take over MGM in 2010. Birnbaum returned to producing in 2013.
Joe Carnahan, Dan Gilroy and Graham Yost have worked on the script for the remake. The 1974 original was based on the Brian Garfield novel about vigilante Paul Kersey, who goes after criminals when his wife is murdered and his daughter »
- Dave McNary
According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation in the fantastic cinema circle with their followup Big Bad Wolves in 2013. Since then they made a chapter for the horror anthology ABCs of Death 2 but things have been quiet for them since then. The new take hews closely to the book, about an architect whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the perpetrators are not held to pay for the violence and degradation these thugs inflicted on his family, the architect takes to...
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5 items from 2016
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