Joe Carnahan: 'Death Wish re-imagines the book'
Published Feb 1 2012, 08:33 GMT | By Hugh Armitage
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has revealed that his Death Wish
remake will be based directly on the original novel.
director is revamping the franchise, which spawned a five-movie series that started in 1974 with the classic revenge film.
"Guys. I'm doing Death Wish
," he wrote on Twitter
"But this version is a re-imagining of the book and set in present-day Los Angeles. The L.A. of Collateral
"It's on buses, cabs, metro trains. I want to show an unseen version of L.A. L.A. on foot. Prowling. Hunting. The vast emptiness of downtown."
Carnahan also revealed that he is writing a role for The Grey
star Frank Grillo, his first time writing an exclusive part for a specific actor.
He said that Grillo would not play the part of the original film's star Paul Kersey.
"Relax folks. We have a plan," he added.
The original Death Wish
novel was written in 1972 by Brian Garfield.
Watch the trailer for the original 1974 Death Wish