The success of The Grey has ensured that Joe Carnahan will still be allowed to make movies. What’s next on his plate? Today brings news that he’s been hired to remake the classic Charles Bronson action film, Death Wish.
Scott Free Productions have brought him back to put his own explosive touch on the tale of an architect who turns into a bloodthirsty vigilante after the rape and murder of his wife, and severe beating of his daughter. No casting has been announced yet, but it only makes sense that Joe would want to reteam with Liam Neeson. He’s good at punching people and animals, and won’t turn down a role. However, if they want to stay true to the original, they should cast someone short and older who wouldn’t naturally be pegged as the tough type. Someone get Jerry Stiller on the phone. (The Playlist)