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You know what? I'm extremely excited about the fact that Joe Carnahan tweeted yesterday that he was "less than a day from completion" on his DEATH WISH script.  The sizzle reels he put together for his DAREDEVIL pitch combined with THE GREY have just about irrevocably cemented Carnahan in my high estimation, and the pronounced passion he has for his DEATH WISH plans only makes me trust him all the more.

Of all the remakes/reinterpretations/rewhathaveyous running around Hollywood, I think it's fair to say that I'm looking forward to DEATH WISH most of all.  And that sentiment is mainly due to one element which will infect and inform all of the other production elements in the most gripping of ways: Joe Carnahan.  I know he'll give us something brutal, grimy, unforgiving, and refreshingly stripped down, and that's just about all I think anyone could hope for in a new DEATH WISH.

Here's what he had to say, in full, circa 5:23 yesterday afternoon:

Joe Carnahan DW script tweet

So there it is.  Hopefully this bodes well for more developments in the coming weeks.  Which of course leads to the question of who we're going to see take on the role of Paul Kersey.  Who do you hope Carnahan might cast? How outside the box could this go?

Extra Tidbit: Here's something from Carnahan on his script and Kersey's journey within it: "Itís short and ugly and violent, but itís characters Iím interested in. The simplicity of violence versus the complexity of vengeance is what that movieís about."

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11:20AM on 09/04/2012

Ok, now please cast The Stath...

..in this and not some young Hollywood hipster, flavor of the month, or comeback wannabe. Jason Statham does this genre better than anyone else right now and it would be awesome to see him be on the forefront working with a director of Carnahan's stature. For some it would be down to death but I think it would put the cherry on top his solidifying him as one of the all-time action greats...
..in this and not some young Hollywood hipster, flavor of the month, or comeback wannabe. Jason Statham does this genre better than anyone else right now and it would be awesome to see him be on the forefront working with a director of Carnahan's stature. For some it would be down to death but I think it would put the cherry on top his solidifying him as one of the all-time action greats...
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11:05AM on 09/04/2012
Im gonna get slammed for this but this hard on for Carnahan is IMHO a bit overblown. Narc was good. Smokin Aces was fun but cant be called "solid" writing. ATeam was meh, while the Grey was tight. I think he's a decent writer but I keep seeing his name tossed around this site like he's the love child of Roger Avary and Shane Black.
That said, I think Death Wish could use a remaking (Harry Brown was close, but not quite).
Im gonna get slammed for this but this hard on for Carnahan is IMHO a bit overblown. Narc was good. Smokin Aces was fun but cant be called "solid" writing. ATeam was meh, while the Grey was tight. I think he's a decent writer but I keep seeing his name tossed around this site like he's the love child of Roger Avary and Shane Black.
That said, I think Death Wish could use a remaking (Harry Brown was close, but not quite).
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9:55AM on 09/04/2012
Everything you said and the fact that the original is a fairly flawed film classifies this remake as okay in my book.
Everything you said and the fact that the original is a fairly flawed film classifies this remake as okay in my book.
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