Nothing in Hollywood is sacred anymore. Not your childhood film favourites nor your father’s childhood film favourites. Everything is going through the cutter and getting a reboot. This time it’s 1974’s Death Wish, which gets Bruce Willis in place of Charles Bronson.
“You’re not gonna kill me,” a criminal says to Willis’ vigilante. “No,” he responds, “but Jack is,” as a car comes crashing down.
Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise headline Eli Roth’s Death Wish reboot, an action-thriller about revenge.
The set-up is familiar (think Taken starring Willis): The family of Dr. Paul Kersey is viciously attacked, sending him on a mission for bloody revenge. “I failed to protect them,” he says in the trailer. “The men who did it are out there.”
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Dr Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller DEATH WISH.