Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the directing duo behind the black comedy “Big Bad Wolves,” will helm the “Death Wish” remake starring Bruce Willis.
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures and MGM hope to begin production this summer.
In the works since at least 2012, the film is based on Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel, rather than the 1974 adaptation headlined by Charles Bronson. Joe Carnahan, who was at point attached to direct, took the first crack at the script, followed by Dan Gilroy and Graham Yost.
“Death Wish” centers on a liberal accountant who reevaluates his beliefs after his wife and daughter are attacked by muggers, with the former left dead and the latter in a vegetative state. Taking justice into his own hands, he sets traps to draw out would-be muggers and shoots those who take the bait.
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