“The Grey” and “The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan has been hired to write and direct a reboot of the vigilante action franchise “Death Wish” at MGM, Paramount and Scott Free says The Los Angeles Times.
The original 1974 Charles Bronson-led thriller follows an architect whose wife is raped and murdered and his daughter savagely beaten by three hoods.
Said architect becomes a one-man assassin killing criminals on the New York streets. Jeff Goldblum, Denzel Washington and “Warehouse 13” star Saul Rubinek all have small roles as crims, while filmmaker Christopher Guest plays a cop.
Sylvester Stallone previously tried to reboot the property five years ago but it didn’t get into production. Jules Daly will produce.