Eli Roth Has A ‘Death Wish’ – A Remake Of The 1974 Film Is In The Works

June 20, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]


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Eli Roth will be departing from his usual gory genre films to “studio fare”. Roth is set to remake 1974’s Death Wish. Bruce Willis will be starring in the role originally played by Charles Bronson.




In Death Wish (the original), a New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks. The man goes out and randomly kills would-be muggers on the street after dark.

The remake is based on the new script penned by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado were originally signed to direct the remake, but stepped away due to differences last month.

Roth is known in the horror genre for his love of gore. Roth’s 2013 survival-cannibal film The Green Inferno was released in 2015 after a long delay and was well received by critics. It was followed by Knock, Knock and then by his 2014 film Clown which has just had its delayed release. Roth was set to direct the upcoming prehistoric giant shark film Meg, starring Jason Statham, but left due to creative differences.

Eli Roth will once again be serving as host for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which begins June 26th at 8/7c.


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