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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Carnahan Gets His "Death Wish"

According to reports, director Joe Carnahan ("The Grey") will script and direct a reboot of director Michael Winner's 1974 vigilante action feature "Death Wish".

The original Paramount Pictures thriller was loosely based on the novel "Death Wish" by author Brian Garfield, following former WWII and Korean war vet, 'Paul Kersey'.

Kersey, now a 'liberal' thinking architect, becomes an unstoppable late-night vigilante killer, targeting muggers, after a deadly assault against his wife and daughter pushes him over the deep end.

At the time of its initial release, critics were displeased with the film, considering it an 'immoral threat to society' and an encouragement of 'antisocial behavior'.

Despite the negative reviews, producers sensed the 'primal' appeal of the premise with audiences and released five "Death Wish" films.

Titles include "Death Wish II" (1982), "Death Wish 3" (1985), "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987) and "Death Wish V: The Face of Death" (1994).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Death Wish"...