First Death Wish Photos Show Bruce Willis Out for Revenge

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Based on the new trailer for his remake of Death Wish, it looks like we may be seeing a mix of classic Eli Roth and modern Eli Roth in this upcoming motion picture.

Indeed, this Death Wish trailer could easily be mistaken for an unseen Die Hard sequel that's taken the quippy John McClane down a slightly darker path while maintaining a macabre levity.

Like nearly everything coming out of Hollywood these days, Death Wish is a re-work: the original film, based on Brian Garfield's novel of the same name, came out in 1974.

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The location change of the film's action also rankled some, including the Chicago Tribune's Nina Metz, who wrote that the trailer paints the city as a "hellscape only one man can fix". Moreover, the film is directed by Eli Roth. That movie was set in New York City, and it starred the reliable action hero Charles Bronson, known for playing stoic, tough-as-nails killers in The Dirty Dozen and Once Upon a Time in the West. With the police overloaded with crimes, he vigilantly hunts his family's assailants to deliver justice. The film also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Jack Kesy, Dean Norris, and Mike Epps. Directed by Eli Roth and produced by Sylvester Stallone and starring Bruce Willis the film takes numerous cues of the original film with a man taking justice into his own hands.

Death Wish will be in theaters on November 22.

Alas, here we're left with the Death Wish remake that MGM wanted to see, as envisioned by Roth, and to be honest I'm not quite sure what to make of it just yet.

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