It’s fair to say we’ve not all been bowled over by what we’ve seen from Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake so far. The initial trailer had a confused tone to it, and the film has already been attacked for being the stuff of right-wing fantasy. We recently saw a grubbier, grimier and far cooler trailer however, and now Bruce is back in this awesome, grindhouse-esque poster, which is an exclusive to AMC Theatres.
Heading to cinemas in just a couple of weeks, the film is a remake of Michael Winner’s 1974 revenger, and stars Bruce Willis as a mild-mannered surgeon who takes the law into his own, gradually more bloodied hands following a brutal assault on his family.
“Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.
Paul Kersey becomes a divided person: a man who saves lives, and a man who takes them; a husband and father trying to take care of his family, and a shadowy figure fighting crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and a man seeking justice that detectives are quickly closing in on.”
Death Wish also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise. It lands in cinemas on March 2nd.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)