Trailer: Death Wish Remake – ManlyMovie

Trailer: Death Wish Remake

Above is the trailer for the Death Wish remake.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago 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 deadlyvigilante 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 Chicago crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and the vigilante called “The Grim Reaper” who detectives are quickly closing in on.
Updated from the original novel by Brian Garfield, director Eli Roth  and screenwriter Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey, Narc) Death Wish also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (The Magnificent Seven, TV’s Daredeviland Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Camila Morrone, Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters). It’s a knife’s-edge portrayal that challenges our assumptions, and pushes our buttons.
By bringing the complex psychology of Brian Garfield’s book up-to-the-moment and injecting new thrills and a stark, unflinchinglook at the American psyche in 2017, Eli Roth and Death Wish brings audiences to the height of unforgettable suspense.
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures production, Death Wish is set for release on November 22, 2017. It will be distributed in the U.S. by APR and internationally by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Death Wish stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise. Directed by Eli Roth.Screenplay by Joe Carnahan, based on the 1974 Motion Picture by Wendell Mayes from the Novel by Brian Garfield. Producer, Roger Birnbaum. Associate Producer, Stephen J. Eads. Executive Producer, Ilona Herzberg. Director of Photography, Rogier Stoffers.Edited by Mark Goldblatt. Music by Ludwig Göransson. Production Design by Paul Kirby. Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort
So the movie is (probably) going to be R-rated and have a November release date.  Seems like it could do good numbers for our niche in the safe zone of November, away from leotard toy features.  I wonder though what everyone thinks of this trailer?
Is it too ‘funny’ or might we see some old school Walter_B?
Here’s the poster…

  • Jeff

    Hmm. Doesn’t look as bad as I’d anticipated and I like the way it’s been updated to reflect current trends. In the end, of course, it all depends on whether or not Walter_B took his job seriously, and I don’t think we can discern that from this trailer.

    • The Night Rider

      Good point. It’s hard to tell from this trailer which Walter_B we’re getting. If it’s John McClane’s cousin, it might work.

      If it’s Bruce Willis… what a waste (Stallone should’ve stayed with this one).

      • Mucho Macho

        Stallone could’ve kicked ass in this if his heart was in it.

        • Jake

          Stallone would’ve been good in this script but I was never sold on his concept for Death Wish. He basically wanted to reinvent the wheel, with Kersey as a supercop who had sworn to never pick up a gun again.

          He was seriously overthinking it. Sometimes you just wanna see bad guys get shot and that’s especially true when dealing with a Death Wish movie.

          • Mucho Macho

            That is true. I didn’t remember his concept for it, I just remember him circling the project.

            When I wrote “If his heart was in it’ is because when he really puts his mind to something or he feels he has something to prove the man can really shine but when he gets complacent that’s when he stumbles.

          • Jake

            True, or when Stallone gets overconfident. If you look at his career, success has always been one of the worst things that can happen to him.

            That’s when he suddenly starts believing he can sing or be the next Al Pacino or that millennials might be the real target audience for an Expendables movie.

          • Mucho Macho

            “Rocky Balboa” & “Rambo” both were better than we had anticipated or expected and “Rocky Balboa ” was much better than anyone thought it was going to be.

            & “Rambo” shit… it was like he was showing the young punks how it’s done. An instant classic. Even in the first Expendables he nearly killed himself to make that movie. But he got too much love from the crowd at one point and thought “hey I can get the Fast and the Furious crowd” which was a huge mistake for Ex3.

          • Jake

            Yes, the flipside is that failure has always been very good to Stallone. Rocky Balboa and Rambo were born out of his career hitting rock bottom. He knew he had to prove something with Balboa and had serious doubts about whether Rambo could still work.

            But once he was riding high on the success of Expendables 1 and 2, that’s when his worst instincts began to kick in again.

          • Mucho Macho

            He’s great at a comeback that’s for sure. He’s been written off a bunch of times and he always comes back.. got to give him that

  • Mucho Macho

    I don’t expect this to be as great as the original series nor do I expect Bruce Willis to match our Hall of Famer Charles Bronson.

    I don’t know man, I watched the trailer a couple of times and I still don’t know. Some parts of it I liked and some parts of it I did not. But at the end of the day, at this point, can we trust good ol’ Bruce Willis?

    I want this movie to kick some sort of ass but I am so skeptical. I’ll try to be hopeful later.

  • Mucho Macho

    God should give some people a pass and let them live forever. Let’s reminisce about our beloved hall-of-famer.
    R.I.P. Chuck






    • Jeff

      Now I need to binge watch all my Bronson movies this weekend. 😀

      • Mucho Macho

        I have a few Bronson classics. Putting up those trailers made me wanna sit down & watch some of those films. Like I havent watched Deathwish 4 in a while & after watchin the trailer I think I will this weekend📀📺

        • Jake

          I like to marathon all 5 Death Wish films every fall.

          It helps set the tone for the upcoming holiday season.

          • Mucho Macho

            Nothing says Christmas spirit more than Bronson giving away bullets to the undesirables.

            I have them all on DVD but sometimes I’m in the habit of not watching them in order ..go figure

          • Jake

            I usually mix in this classic as well and pretend Leo Kessler is just another clever alias of Paul Kersey.


          • Mucho Macho

            Got that 1 also..great choice.

            Charles mothafukin’ Bronson …

  • Mucho Macho

    Let’s not forget about this manly classic.
    This is one of the most underrated films of the last decade. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years because I’ve seen it so many times.

    • Jake

      Death Sentence is great and highly underrated.

      But it also made no money at the box office: $16 million (worldwide) off a $20 million budget. That’s probably the main reason Death Wish is being marketed this way. The original directors wanted to do something more philosophical and closer in tone to Death Sentence while the studio wanted something resembling the original Death Wish franchise.

      • Mucho Macho

        I actually saw that movie twice in the cinema.😎👍

        I remember one time they were like only a handful of people in the theater and then I went back with another friend cuz I wanted him to watch it and we’re like the only two mofos there.

        Some movies just come and go without much fanfare and unfortunately this was one.

        • Jake

          Someone claims to have seen a test screening in the comments of this Outlaw Vern article. (Which normally wouldn’t be worth mentioning but in this case david j. moore has been fairly reliable in the past.)

          He compares it favorably to Death Sentence but stresses it’s not as dark and is clearly intended to be a crowd pleaser. He also addresses everyone’s biggest fear, whether or not Willis is sleepwalking through the role.

          It’s only a general impression but he makes it sound better than expected. Hopefully the marketing doesn’t end up fucking the whole thing up.

          • Mucho Macho

            I hope that’s the case indeed.

  • Craig Richards

    This is a slap in the face to Charles Bronson!! Boycott this drivel!! Fuck I’m Pissed!!

    • Avenging force

      Let’s boycott any new action movie that’s not a hard hitting gore feast cause when nobody watches them they’ll make more or less action movies I’m not sure what your plan to boycott is supposed to do?

  • Anoyster

    I echo some of the feelings among the platoon here, the tone and what they are going for, I just don’t know how to take it. It seems like a fun vigilante revenge movie but it mixes the serious tone in there a bit too, could be just the trailer throwing AC/DC at us and snappy editing and the film itself is very different. I already saw a ton of faux outrage at this online, apparently its misogynist due to the premise of women being attacked and portraying women as victims and it’s racist because it’s a white guy killing people of various ethnicity. I had a good laugh at the people who were butthurt by this. Eli Roth isn’t much of a quality director and Walter_B we know is just taking jobs for the paycheck and proceeds to sleepwalk through them usually so I’m not getting my hopes very high but the trailer doesn’t look bad either, I’m just not sure what I’m looking at.

    • Mucho Macho

      The song in the trailer gave it a feel or a tone that makes us wonder about what the tone of the film is going to be. Can’t make it out completely & I think that that’s one of the reasons we’re bewildered. Plus Bruce Willis’s “Just give me my money-where the fuck do I stand? I Mumble a few words and I go home” career approach that does not allow us to get hopeful about this movie.

      And as far as the “Outrage” goes, that is to be expected. I think they wanted Melissa McCarthy to play Paula Kersey.

      • Jake

        Also feels like a lot of the faux outrage is being driven by online hate
        for Willis. I realize it’s become popular to shit on him for his DTV
        work but this looks more or less like what you’d expect. The studio set
        out to make a Death Wish movie that evokes the crowd pleasing tone of the movies more than the dramatic nature of the book and that’s
        what is being marketed here.

        Tonally, it does seem like they’ve gone straight to Death Wish 2/3 territory and skipped over the tragedy of the origin story. That’s something the studio might want to correct with any subsequent trailer.

        • Mucho Macho

          Thing about Willis is that here’s a guy that can still get big movies or work with interesting people in interesting projects and he just just decided to go this lazy route & just looks bored out of his fucking mind and does all these shitty movies and he’s kinda crapping on his legacy.

          When Travolta was doing things like that was because he had no choice, nobody was calling him. But here’s a guy that doesn’t have to go that route and yet he chose to and at the very minimum if there were cool hardcore action movies we would love him for it but they are kind of shity and he looks so fucking bored in them.

          I know some people are trolls but there are some like me that were huge fans of the guy and just look at him now like “Dude what the fuck are you doing?!”

          • Jake

            I don’t get the DTV decision either. Willis was one of the last action stars who still had a decent career so the whole thing felt completely unnecessary.

            But I also feel it’s been overblown online, especially by trolls that probably never cared about Willis to begin with. Even though he’s made a lot of shit DTV outings, it’s still only been 2 years since he had a movie in theaters. And only 4 since his last real action movie, when he had 3 big ones within the span of a 5 month period.

            So I’m not sure how much the DTV route has actually hurt him. With millennials, sure, but do older crowds even realize he’s been cashing those easy paychecks?

          • Mucho Macho

            It hasnt hurt his bank account ..😎$$ that we know

            On my end it’s just like watching one of your favorite boxers just stand there & get his ass kicked time and time again in the ring. At some point you go either “Show signs of life and fight back or get out of the ring”

            The guy has’s will he has lacked these past few years.
            Btw..I enjoyed the Red movies.

  • GWB 8219

    Looks better than I thought. Looks like Ol Bruce had to put in a full week or two worth of work as opposed to his 2-3 days of filming.

  • GWB 8219

    This still should have been left in Sly’s hands.

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  • BradyDeez

    “Seems like it could do good numbers for our niche in the safe zone of November, away from leotard toy features.”

    Just the opposite, actually. Justice League and Thor 3 are both coming out in December.

    • Mucho Macho

      Looks more like a movie that the studio would have released in January. That’s when Liam Neeson has made a lot of his money, early in the year.

  • Kirk’s Toupee

    All I had to read was Eli Roth and reimagining to know it will be a piece of shit.

  • French Predator

    It’s a comedy ? Fuck em.

  • AlTeo

    I’m actually curious to see how this turns out…certainly it will not compare to the great Bronson but… is there a slight chance the Willis we knew and loved may indeed come back with this one?

    I know that with Roth, an R rating is all but guaranteed (Green Inferno was disgusting as fuck). I’m not a fan of his filmmaking but he’s working with Joe Carnahan’s script, so at the very least I’m expecting something watchable. Willis too looks like he’s put in some effort compared to nearly all of the movies he’s done since 2010. Maybe.

  • Jimmy Smith

    The crazed SJW feminist idiots are going nuts. Which means we have to watch it.

    • Mucho Macho

      They lost their marbles and they ain’t looking for them.

      The left also criticized the original back in the day because the Charles Bronson character starts out as a liberal. I wonder if they are going to do on this remake. If they do, expect more backlash. If they see some people cheering in the audience for the Bruce Willis character they will be triggered.

    • John Ashton

      What a mental article that is! Jesus, some people have serious problems, what is their purpose in life, to bitch and whine about everything they deem ‘incorrect’ ? They need to get out more and chill. As for the movie trailer… Willis being Willis by the looks. I like the original.

  • TheOldMcClane

    Looks as bad as I expected it would.

  • Stig Johansen

    I would have like Gary Oldman in the lead instead of Willis for this one.

  • Lt_Cobretti

    I am so torn, this actually looks good, but I can’t imagine Eli Roth won’t fuck it up with his shitty dialogue.

    • AlTeo

      Apparently he’s using Joe Carnahan’s script
      I hope he doesn’t change a thing or add any more lines to it

  • Serbius

    Looks decent but it seems the tone is way off. It would look better with Frank Grillo, Gary Oldman or Mel Gibson in the Kersey role.

  • this goofy ass universal trailer song doesn’t fit with the tone of the trailer. It doesn’t fit. Its taking away from the seriousness & grittiness of the movie. Otherwise, it looks better than I ever thought it would.