MGM released a second trailer for its upcoming film, “Death Wish.”
A reimagining of the 1974 Charles Bronson classic, this updated version moves the story from New York City to Chicago. Bruce Willis stars as Dr. Paul Kersey, a surgeon whose life is thrown upside down when his wife and daughter are brutally attacked. As violence escalates in the city, the police don’t have the manpower to track down the assailants. Paul sets out to exact revenge on that attackers as a vigilante, bringing justice to other victims in the process.
Elisabeth Shue (“Battle of the Sexes”) plays Paul’s wife, Lucy. Camila Morrone (“Never Goin’ Back”) plays their daughter Jordan. The film also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), and Mike Epps (“Girls Trip”).
Eli Roth directs this updated revenge thriller. Roth is best known for directing horror films including “Cabin Fever,” “Hostel,” and “The Green Inferno.” When the project was originally announced last August, Roth said:
We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic. I wanted to bring Bruce back to that ‘Fifth Element,’ ‘Unbreakable,’ ‘Die Hard’ glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it. I mean, I really think this can be his ‘Taken.’ The fun is watching him go crazy and watching someone slowly move the moral goal post.
Joe Carnahan, who wrote “Smokin’ Aces” and “The A-Team,” adapted the screenplay. He wrote from a combination of Brian Garfield‘s novel and the 1974 screenplay from Wendell Mayes.
Originally, “Death Wish” was slated for a November release. That was quietly postponed. The new release date was announced this morning, along with an updated trailer.
“Death Wish” will be in theaters nationwide on March 2.