Joe Carnahan No Longer Has A Death Wish

By Dr. Know on February 22nd, 2013

Director Joe Carnahan no longer has a Death Wish; seems Carnahan and Paramount-MGM were non-sympatico on the creative direction of the remake, so Carnahan has taken his ball and will go play elsewhere.

Word is the main issue was over casting. The studios apparently want Bruce Willis in the lead, but Carnahan had other ideas.

And so it goes, the hunt is on for a new director…and probably a new script since Carnahan was also penning this remake.

The development hell bus goes round and round round and round! The development hell bus goes round and round round and round all day long!

No confirmation if the Brucester is actually in the movie, or if he’s even in any kind of talks, however.

How close or far this new version is to Brian Garfield’s book, or the movie Charles Bronson starred in remains to be seen still.

Released in 1974, the original Death Wish starred Bronson as Paul Kersey, a New York City architect who becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered and daughter is raped by street punks. Burning red with rage, he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark in the hopes of nailing the thugs who ruined his life.