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Sly has Death Wish

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Sylvester Stallone Seeing as how reviving his past characters has proven successful both critically and commercially, Sylvester Stallone has now decided to see if he can work his nostalgic magic on other people's past characters. He's looking to direct and star in a remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson starring revenge thriller DEATH WISH. In it, after a vicious assault on his family, a man decides to take justice into his own hands and prowls the night as a vigilante. Most recently, the Jodie Foster starring THE BRAVE ONE, understandably so, received many comparisons to the Michael Winner directed original, basically describing the film as DEATH WISH WITH A CHICK. TERMINATOR 3 and TERMINATOR 4 WITH THE STUPID TITLE writers Michael Ferris and John Brancato are onboard to write and if the current Strike of the Apocalypse resolves speedily (though not likely, not unless studio executive blood is spilled on a sacrificial altar), they're hoping to start production before March.

Extra Tidbit: DEATH WISH spawned four sequels, the last of which, DEATH WISH V: THE FACE OF DEATH, was released in 1994.
Source: Variety

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10:10PM on 11/05/2007

nope, nope, nope!!

I'm a huge fan of the original (but none of the sequels) and Charles Bronson did an awesome job. If this remake were to go ahead, please get someone better than Sly!!! Why not try someone like Clive Owen or Viggo Mortensen or Michael Keaton. I think any one of those guys would kick ass in the role.
I'm a huge fan of the original (but none of the sequels) and Charles Bronson did an awesome job. If this remake were to go ahead, please get someone better than Sly!!! Why not try someone like Clive Owen or Viggo Mortensen or Michael Keaton. I think any one of those guys would kick ass in the role.
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5:26PM on 11/05/2007
I'm not in favor of this, especially with The Brave One just out. That said, I ain't against it neither. If there is one actor who could fill Charles Bronson's shoes as Paul Kersey, it's Stallone. After all, at that point in Bronson's career, it wasn't about a guy kicking ass so much as it was about an OLD GUY kicking ass. Though really, he just shot a bunch of guys.
I'm not in favor of this, especially with The Brave One just out. That said, I ain't against it neither. If there is one actor who could fill Charles Bronson's shoes as Paul Kersey, it's Stallone. After all, at that point in Bronson's career, it wasn't about a guy kicking ass so much as it was about an OLD GUY kicking ass. Though really, he just shot a bunch of guys.
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