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Bruce Willis To Head ‘Death Wish’ Remake

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Bruce Willis takes a lot of heat from this site.  But I can honestly say nobody receives shit from us if they don’t deserve it.  I don’t know whether the following will turn out to be good or bad news just yet. Willis is going to star in a ‘Death Wish’ remake.

Deadline is reporting that Paramount and MGM have hired ‘Big Bad Wolves’ directors Aharon Keshales &Navot Papushado to direct.

I really don’t know anything about these directors, but perhaps the problem could come from Willis’ end.  Is Bruce Willis going to pull his ‘show up and stand, smirking into the distance’ look?  Death Wish deserves better than that man.  You know who I would’ve loved to have seen?  Michael Keaton.  He’d make a good Paul Kersey.

At any rate, who the hell could take over Big Charlie’s role?  Probably nobody.  Remember when Stallone was rumoured to take on the role?  Watch Stallone beating up his assailants in this scene, he’s really into those kicks and punches, the exact opposite of what I fear Willis might bring to the table.

15 Comments

  1. Just Some Polack

    March 4, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    In the remake the thugs are going to be either “white trash”, Nazis or Russian mobsters. At one point he’s going to receive some help from a tranny. It is also possible that the main hero is going to be gay avenging his lover’s brutal death. And probably some overpowered butch female cop is going to save his ass in the end.

    Whatever it’s going to be, I avoid seeing any remake/reboot made in this shitty decade.

  2. Shawn Gordon

    March 4, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Mickey Rourke is the only actor who I thought might stand a chance in a Death Wish remake.

  3. Andymovieman

    March 4, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Mickey Rourke, Michael Keaton, Sylvester Stallone, Danny trejo, Kurt Russell, Ron Perlman, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme, dolph Lundgren, Antonio Banderas, Wesley snipes, Don Johnson, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Madsen, tom Sizemore, Michael Biehn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Weller, Robert Patrick, Keanu reeves, Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford would also be great choices.

    • Vincent Everett

      March 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Kevin Costner, George Clooney

  4. Andymovieman

    March 4, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    And I heard charles bronson back then was considered to play John McClane in Die hard but couldn’t cause he had a contract to cannon films. I know Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered the role twice, once when it was rumored to be a sequel to commando and second when they retooled it into die hard, Sylvester Stallone too but he had Rambo 3 the same year, burt reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Don Johnson, Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Madsen, Nick Nolte, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro,and tom Berenger, but it went to Bruce Willis and the rest was history.

  5. Mucho Macho

    March 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    The most bored looking vigilante in cinema history!

  6. Mucho Macho

    March 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    The PG-13 Death Wish remake poster

  7. Haraldo

    March 4, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    The DEATH WISH script everyone – even Matt Damon – was raving about (and I’m assuming this version will be based on) was written by Joe Carnahan and to this day it remains one of the most praised unproduced scripts out there. It’s been constantly slipping through Joe’s hands. Dude wanted Frank Grillo for the part, studio wanted Bruce Willis. Carnahan went on to call the studio head a “coward and a dumb cunt” (among other things) and described Bruce Willis as an “arrogant, lazy, aging action star”. There’s a whole drama behind this project. You can start catching up on it here:

    http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-joe-carnahans-email-calling-the-head-of-mgm-105868
    http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/movies-joe-carnahan-stretch-mission-impossible-the-grey-tom-cruise-white-jazz-daredevil-unproduced-movies/

    Reason why everyone should worry about a Bruce Willis version of this is because very early in the film – after the guy’s family’s been murdered – it shifts to 1st person POV only. Which is – as you’re probably correctly guessing right about now – the perfect opportunity for Willis to get a stand in and just LITERALLY phone in his performance, do a lazy voice over.

    Now, I haven’t read the script, but they should just let the passionate guy make his movie. It’s not like it’s gonna cost anything. With Bruce Willis this thing is fucked from the get-go.

  8. Mucho Macho

    March 4, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Our world was much better when the real Paul Kersey was patrolling the streets at night protecting us

  9. TheOldMcClane

    March 5, 2016 at 1:24 am

    this sounds like a really bad joke.

  10. jim

    March 5, 2016 at 1:31 am

    News like this only makes a Bronson seem even more mighty. There is simply no place for the likes of Bronson in modern cinema. He is irreplaceable. The choice of director is actually quite interesting. The problem is Willis. Even on a good day (and it’s a long time since he had one) he is completely the wrong type. Death Wish has no need for smirking.

  11. Andre

    March 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Personally for me, the original movie was drama of a man who lost his family, first of all. And this means that Paul Kersey role needs an actor who can act ! Sorry Bruce it’s not you.
    I’d prefer rather Russell Crowe or maybe Brad Pitt.

  12. Andymovieman

    March 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    What about Danny Trejo since he appeared in the fourth death wish and plus he’s a lot like charles bronson in a way? He’s the mexican charles bronson. Hell, Ron Perlman would be awesome too as well as Michael Keaton, Mickey Rourke, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and kurt Russell.

  13. Barney Ross

    March 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I shit on willis and everyone involved in this trashy remakes

  14. Jeff

    March 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

    No…NO…NOOOOOOO! They’re gonna fuck up this movie TWICE?! (once, simply for trying to remake it; twice, for hiring Willis).

    Death Wish was NOT meant to be fucked with. Leave it the fuck alone, Hollywood. Try coming up with a new idea for a change.

    Charles Bronson will not only roll over in his grave, he will return from the dead and kick your fucking asses!!