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Death Wish (2018 film)

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Death Wish is an upcoming American vigilante action film directed by Eli Roth, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name which starred Charles Bronson in the lead, based on the 1972 novel written by Brian Garfield. The film stars Bruce Willis as Paul Kersey, and is scheduled to be released in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and in international markets by Annapurna Pictures on March 2, 2018.

Death Wish
Death wish 2017 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Eli Roth
Produced by Roger Birnbaum
Screenplay by Joe Carnahan
Based on
Music by Ludwig Göransson
Cinematography Rogier Stoffers
Edited by Mark Goldblatt
Distributed by
Release date
  • March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Running time
107 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English



A doctor in Chicago becomes a vigilante when his wife is murdered and his daughter brutally attacked by robbers.


  • Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey, Jordan’s father, Lucy Rose’s husband, Frank’s brother and a close friend of Dr. Chris Salgado, a Chicago-based doctor turned vigilante
  • Vincent D'Onofrio as Frank Kersey, Paul Kersey’s younger brother
  • Dean Norris as Detective Rains, Detective Jackson’s partner
  • Kimberly Elise as Detective Jackson, partner to Detective Rains
  • Mike Epps as Dr. Chris Salgado, a playboy doctor and close friend of Paul Kersey
  • Elisabeth Shue as Lucy Rose Kersey, the wife of Paul Kersey and Jordan’s mother
  • Camila Morrone as Jordan Kersey, the daughter of Paul and Lucy Rose
  • Ronnie Gene Blevins as Joe, one of the villains
  • Beau Knapp as Knox, the main villain of the film
  • Kaniehtiio Horn
  • Troy Kivisto as FBI agent (himself), FBI-Chicago Field Division
  • Jack Kesy as The Fish



Development of the film began in 2006, when Sylvester Stallone announced that he would be directing and starring in a remake of Death Wish (1974). Stallone told Ain't It Cool News, "Instead of the Charles Bronson character being an architect, my version would have him as a very good cop who had incredible success without ever using his gun. So when the attack on his family happens, he's really thrown into a moral dilemma in proceeding to carry out his revenge." He later told the publication that he was no longer involved.[3][4] In a 2009 interview with MTV, though, Stallone stated that he was again considering the project.[5]

In late January 2012, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that a remake would be written and directed by Joe Carnahan.[6] The film was originally set to star Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo. Carnahan, however, left the project in February 2013 due to creative differences. He was replaced as director with Gerardo Naranjo, who was interested in casting Benicio Del Toro in the lead role; this version also never came to fruition.[7]

In March 2016, Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado would direct with Bruce Willis starring.[8] Willis was chosen from a shortlist which included Russell Crowe, Matt Damon, Will Smith and Brad Pitt. In May, Keshales and Papushado quit the project after MGM declined to allow them to rewrite Joe Carnahan's original script, which had been approved by Willis.[9] In June, Eli Roth signed on to direct, with the script being rewritten by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.[10] On August 25, 2016, Vincent D'Onofrio was cast alongside Bruce Willis to play Paul Kersey's brother, Breaking Bad actor Dean Norris also joined Willis in the film.[11] On October 7, 2016, Kimberly Elise and Camila Morrone were cast in the film to play Detective Jackson and Jordan Kersey.[12] Later on October 17, 2016, Ronnie Gene Blevins was cast in the film.[13]

Joe Carnahan was given sole writing credit for the completed film.[14][unreliable source?]


Principal photography on the film began in late-September 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.[15] Later in October 2016, it began filming in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[16]


In June 2017, it was announced Annapurna Pictures would distribute the film on behalf of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and release it on November 22, 2017.[17] However, in October 2017, it was announced it was being delayed until March 2, 2018[18] and that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will handle the film's distribution in the United States, while Annapurna Pictures will handle its international distribution.

Box officeEdit

In the United States and Canada, Death Wish will be released alongside Red Sparrow, and is projected to gross $10–20 million in its opening weekend.[19]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Death Wish (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 29, 2018. 
  3. ^ Morris, Clint (June 8, 2008). "Stallone in Death Wish remake? Updated!". Moviehole. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved December 20, 2006. Upon listening to the talkback responses on AICN, many who turned their nose at the idea of a remake, Stallone tells the site today that he will NOT be doing the movie. Yep, he listened to the fans! 
  4. ^ "Stallone tapped for Death Wish remake". London: The Guardian. November 5, 2007. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (October 2, 2009). "Sylvester Stallone Speaks on a 'Death Wish' Remake and Edgar Allen Poe". MTV. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  6. ^ "'The Grey' Director Joe Carnahan to Remake 'Death Wish'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 5, 2012.  Published online January 31, 2012,
  7. ^ "Exclusive Benicio Del Toro Rejected to Star in Death Wish Remake 1". Desde Hollywood. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  8. ^ Fleming, Jr, Mike (March 4, 2016). "'Death Wish' Revamp With Bruce Willis To Be Helmed By 'Big Bad Wolves' Directors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado". Deadline Hollywood. 
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike. "'Big Bad Wolves' Helmers Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado Exit Bruce Willis 'Death Wish' Remake". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  10. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (June 20, 2016). "Eli Roth To Direct Bruce Willis In 'Death Wish' Remake". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Vincent D'Onofrio Joins Bruce Willis In Eli Roth-Helmed 'Death Wish'". Deadline Hollywood. August 25, 2016. 
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 7, 2016). "Eli Roth's 'Death Wish' Adds Kimberly Elise and Camilla Morrone". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 18, 2016). "Thriller 'D.O.A. Blood River' Sets Cast; Ronnie Gene Blevins Joins 'Death Wish'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Cotter, Padraig. "Death Wish Retro Poster Claims Bruce Willis Is Back". Screen Rant. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  15. ^ Metz, Nina (September 26, 2016). "Bruce Willis shooting 'Death Wish' remake in Chicago this week". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Bruce Willis pictured with his star studded cast for film Death Wish". Mail Online. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 8, 2017). "Annapurna To Release MGM's 'Death Wish' Over Thanksgiving; Sets October Date For 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 5, 2017). "Eli Roth 'Death Wish' Reboot Springs To March". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  19. ^ Dave McNary (February 20, 2018). "Will 'Black Panther' See One of the Best Second Weekends Ever?". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 

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