In “Death Wish,” Eli Roth’s blunt-witted, pop-reactionary, crudely watchable and reprehensible remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson thriller, Bruce Willis, as a Chicago surgeon-turned-vigilante, walks up to a drug dealer who he’s learned was guilty of wounding and terrorizing a young boy. The dealer, known as the Ice Cream Man, is slumped in his chair, surrounded […]
Vigilante violence seems like a tricky proposition in this mass-shooting-wracked modern age — how will audiences respond to the new "Death Wish"?
First look at Eli Roth's remake of '70s cult fave 'Death Wish,' crime-revenge thriller that starred Charles Bronson, with Bruce Willis now in as vigilante
With November’s Death Wish, his remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson favorite that spawned four sequels, director Eli Roth is all about bringing another generation’s iconic action star back into the type of box office hit he deserves. “We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic,” Roth told Yahoo Movies. “I wanted to bring Bruce back to that Fifth Element, Unbreakable, Die Hard glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it.
Megan Ellison’s nascent Annapurna Pictures distribution operation has set MGM’s Death Wish reboot, starring Bruce Willis, for a Nov. 22 launch.
Denzel Washington’s illustrious career now includes a Best Actor nomination from the Golden Globes for his star turn in this month’s Fences, an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play that the actor also directed. It’s the latest in a long line of standout performances — a career that many on the internet wrongly claim began for the Oscar winner opposite Charles Bronson in 1974’s Death Wish, as one of three street kids who are gunned down in an alley by the vigilante. Now, Washington finally sets the record straight on that persistent rumor.