We’re still over 3 months away from the pre-Thanksgiving premiere of Eli Roth’s Death Wish Remake, but the first trailer has been attached to Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, which hits US Theaters this Friday. This means we can expect a trailer to hit the internet any moment now, and you better believe we’ll bring it straight to you guys while it’s still hot off the presses.
In the meantime, here’s what we know about Roth’s Death Wish so far.
MGM is Annapurna’s international partner. After screening Eli Roth’s Death Wish reboot which stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elisabeth Shue, Annapurna brass were impressed. The label will receive a distribution fee on the film. Death Wish debuts on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and will square off against Disney/Pixar’s Coco among wide releases, providing some older-male action octane during a holiday stretch which gets jumpstarted on the Friday prior to the holiday with Warner Bros/DC’s Justice League.
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Roth looks to be busy as hell in the upcoming months/years. In addition to Death Wish, he’s producing a couple films: the Amityville Horror-themed 1974 and the “extreme” thriller Haunt. We also recently reported on Roth’s new gig with ACM; he’ll be curating a 6-episode series The History of Horror. We don’t have any release information for these projects, but we’ll keep you posted on all Roth-related happenings as details emerge. Stay tuned!
The original Death Wish is hella violent, so in many ways, Roth is well suited for the job. It’ll be interesting, however, to see if the filmmaker’s horror sensibilities seeped into the final product. Time will tell! Check out the trailer and synopsis for 1971’s Death Wish below.
Official Synopsis: Once a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) snaps when intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic.