No Wish Like A ‘Death Wish’
September 4, 2012
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When I heard that Joe Carnahan was moving on to a remake of Michael Winner’s “Death Wish,” from the aborted “Daredevil,”I was relieved that another property has made its way back to The House Of Ideas (where he joins the Punisher and Blade). What I wasn’t so crazy was that another film that didn’t require a remake, was being remade.
Especially when there are so many cringe-worthy films out there much more deserving.
Joe Carnahan, via ScreenRant, says that his film is definitely not a reboot, though he admits that it does take certain liberties with the story, though the core–a man’s avenging himself on the people that harmed his family–seems to be intact.
Which brings me to the question of how much can his film differ from the original? Carnahan says that he’s going to change the location, as well as the whole vibe of the film.
That being said, how many can he actually make that preserve the structure and themes of Brian Garfield‘s novel?