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Joe Carnahan updates us on his hopes for Death Wish

Feb. 1, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

JoeCarnahanBeingHappyTwitter is, at times, a beautiful thing. And this is one of those times, where director of THE GREY Joe Carnahan can share with followers and fans his plans for the recently announced reboot of DEATH WISH. People have been sending some ire his way via tweet, and here are a few things he had to say in return:

“Guys. I’m doing Death Wish. But this version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present day Los Angeles. The L.A. of Collateral…"

"It’s on buses, cabs, metro trains. I want to show an unseen version of L.A. L.A. on foot. Prowling. Hunting. The vast emptiness of downtown…"

"[Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn] did a phenomenal job shooting L.A. It took on a different dimension. That’s the key.”

COLLATERAL is a phenomenal film, and if it is the compass that Carnahan is using to guide his version of DEATH WISH then I feel much better about this whole thing.  The sprawl of Los Angeles provides a wonderful variety of places for the new Paul Kersey to play in, and I do believe that a director with the passion, drive (hehe), and technical strength of Carnahan will be able reveal some fascinating things about the city.  And it's really great to see Carnahan fully intent on bringing something new to the story that isn't just interesting but actually serves to reveal something about the character of Paul Kersey.

Oh, and after all this another tweet was sent along inquiring "no Escobar film Joe?" To which Carnahan replied "[Killing] Pablo is basically greenlit guys. That one isn’t going anywhere. Promise… KP is happening. I’m not letting that one slip away.”

LA at night

Extra Tidbit: Carnahan also said via Twitter that he's writing a role in DEATH WISH specifically for Frank Grillo (THE GREY). Who is another Carnahan collaborator you'd like to see return for a future project?
Source: Twitter

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11:19AM on 02/01/2012
I was kinda hoping he would either take on White Jazz, or Killing Pablo after The Grey, his long talked about projects. But if he's going to re-imagine Death Wish, and throws terms like Collateral and Drive as inspirations. I'm game. Carnahan is a capable filmmaker and if his version of Death Wish is anything like Collateral or Drive in at least the visual aesthetic and realism. I'm game
I was kinda hoping he would either take on White Jazz, or Killing Pablo after The Grey, his long talked about projects. But if he's going to re-imagine Death Wish, and throws terms like Collateral and Drive as inspirations. I'm game. Carnahan is a capable filmmaker and if his version of Death Wish is anything like Collateral or Drive in at least the visual aesthetic and realism. I'm game
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11:10AM on 02/01/2012
Just got done watching Drive (Brilliant movie by the way. Definitely my favorite film of the year) and the way Refn shot Los Angeles was perfect. Showed another side of LA that I have never seen before on screen.
Just got done watching Drive (Brilliant movie by the way. Definitely my favorite film of the year) and the way Refn shot Los Angeles was perfect. Showed another side of LA that I have never seen before on screen.
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9:54AM on 02/01/2012

Meh

I still wish he was doing another original film...
I still wish he was doing another original film...
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9:33AM on 02/01/2012
I used to work in LA, and didn't own a car... I had to walk or use public transport, and I know my experience of the city was very different to many of my co-workers who just drove everywhere. Sounds interesting. I hope he can put some satire in the film, like Don Siegel or Paul Verhoeven used to do - rather than give us yet another mindless revenge flick.
I used to work in LA, and didn't own a car... I had to walk or use public transport, and I know my experience of the city was very different to many of my co-workers who just drove everywhere. Sounds interesting. I hope he can put some satire in the film, like Don Siegel or Paul Verhoeven used to do - rather than give us yet another mindless revenge flick.
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8:32AM on 02/01/2012
Loved Collateral, apart from the ending, but the way Mann shot LA was just amazing. If another director can capture that vibe with a Death Wish style plot, could be amazing. Certainly there's a lot of potential.
Loved Collateral, apart from the ending, but the way Mann shot LA was just amazing. If another director can capture that vibe with a Death Wish style plot, could be amazing. Certainly there's a lot of potential.
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7:46AM on 02/01/2012
Carnahan tweets, "This version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present day Los Angeles." So, this Death Wish is kinda the version that fans expect, and it is kinda not. Also, directors saying "We're returning to the book" can sometimes be code for "We just want to exploit the known title." Carnahan has a good reputation. One hopes that he makes another respectable movie. Death Wish is in my DVD collection. I love the film. The story should be re-told for our times. We Americans have
Carnahan tweets, "This version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present day Los Angeles." So, this Death Wish is kinda the version that fans expect, and it is kinda not. Also, directors saying "We're returning to the book" can sometimes be code for "We just want to exploit the known title." Carnahan has a good reputation. One hopes that he makes another respectable movie. Death Wish is in my DVD collection. I love the film. The story should be re-told for our times. We Americans have Paul Kersey's original dilemma. In a PC culture, we want peace and understanding, but certain events and conditions push us too far. Just look at the underlying discussion in God Bless America.
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7:10AM on 02/01/2012

Patric

Jason Patric for the lead and I'm so there!
Jason Patric for the lead and I'm so there!
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