It has been a while since we’ve heard anything about Eli Roth’s Bruce Willis starring remake of Death Wish, but today we have some news. According to Variety, the film will see release on November 22nd, just in time for Thanksgiving 2017.
The film is already completed and will be released by MGM, in partnership with the newly-minted Annapurna Pictures.
In addition to Willis, the redux also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Sinister), Kimberly Elise (Set it Off), Mike Epps (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Elisabeth Shue (Hollow Man), and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad).
The original 1974 revenge thriller (which famously starred Charles Bronson) sees a vigilante architect setting out on a revenge spree.
There’s a strong argument to be made for why this picture really does not need to be remade but, at the same time, remakes are inevitable and I am curious to see where Roth takes the source material.
Before Roth signed on to remake Death Wish, he walked away from a long-awaited big screen adaptation of Steve Alten’s killer shark novel Meg, which Jon Turteltaub took over directorial duties on.
Stay tuned to the site for more info on this project as we learn it as well as the latest in horror news.