According to Twitch, a Death Wish reboot has been green-lighted with Joe Carnahan, who just struck box office gold with the Liam Neeson wolf-punching film The Grey, set to write and direct. I have mixed feelings about this since I'm a huge Charles Bronson fan. I don't like the idea of remaking or "rebooting" such a great character as Paul Kersey but I'm content in knowing that Joe Carnahan is involved. Sure it's probably going to suck for the most part, but the guy had Liam Neeson punching wolves with broken bottles so I can't imagine a new Death Wish being completely bad. This is what he tweeted:
Guys. I’m doing ‘Death Wish.’ But this version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present day Los Angeles. The L.A. of ‘Collateral .’ It’s on buses, cabs, metro trains. I want to show an unseen version of L.A. L.A. on foot. Prowling. Hunting. The vast emptiness of downtown. … Refn did a phenomenal job shooting L.A. It took on a different dimension. That’s the key. … The only role I’m writing in ‘Death Wish’ which will mark the ONE time I’ve ever written exclusively for an actor, will be for @FrankGrillo.I hope he gets Jeff Goldblum to rape a chick again.