Last year, horror-director Eli Roth released a trailer for what was to be his newest directorial endeavor, a remake of the 1970s cult classic—a remake that was actually warranted: Death Wish.
The new take on the story of an urban every-man who is driven to deadly vigilantism after his wife and daughter are brutally attacked by street thugs stars action veteran Bruce Willis in the main role of Paul Kersey.
You may have seen the movie recently pop up on one of your on-demand video menus and thought, “I guess it never made it into theaters.” And then you skip right by it.
Well, the movie was supposed to hit theaters in the Fall of 2017 with a wide release—instead, because of a number of high profile shootings, the release was bumped to a March 2, 2018 and it was given almost zero promotion.
But skipping past this one would be a mistake, especially if you’re an action fan.
The story from 1974 has been updated, the setting moved from New York City to the streets of Chicago, and the profession of Paul Kersey changed from architect to surgeon.
The new Kersey is a somewhat subdued man who has a wife and college-bound daughter, he pays his taxes, follows the law, and does what he’s supposed to.