Bruce Willis has a Death Wish.
As a matter of fact, he’s had one for a while, given he first signed on to headline Paramount and MGM’s long-brewing remake more than a year ago. Creative troubles plagued the project during its formative stages in development, when co-directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado made for the exit door. Thankfully, it didn’t take too long before the studios drafted in a replacement in the form of Eli Roth, instigating a casting process that has already roped in the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio, comedian/actor Mike Epps, and Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris. Now, we finally have word of Death Wish‘s official due date: November 22nd, 2017.
Pitched as an old-timey action flick based on Brian Garfield’s novel, which also inspired the 1974 cult classic of the same name, Death Wish follows a “man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.”
It’s by no means the only film to secure a new release date, either, as The Mountain Between Us and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have been slated for October 6th and November 10th, respectively. The same can’t be said about Amityville: The Awakening, unfortunately, after Franck Khalfoun’s tortured horror revival was delayed indefinitely.
So, to recap: the Bruce Willis-fronted Death Wish reboot will pummel its way into theaters on November 22nd, when Eli Roth’s high-octane actioner will offer a nice alternative to Pixar’s whimsical Coco. Elsewhere, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet will now scale The Mountain Between Us a littler earlier on October 6th, before Martin McDonagh erects Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on November 10th.