Bruce Willis Punishes the Wicked in New Trailer for Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’
Wherein Bruce Willis kills someone with an electric guitar, Jason Takes Manhattan style.
Paul Kersey, previously played by Charles Bronson, is going viral in MGM’s remake of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish, directed by Eli Roth. This time around, Bruce Willis stars as Kersey, a surgeon who begins dishing out vigilante justice when his wife and daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home.
Kersey hunts down the city’s criminals like a badass superhero in today’s new trailer, which asks a pressing question: Is Paul Kersey a hero, or has he himself become a villain?
Roth’s remake promises to “bring the complex psychology of Brian Garfield’s book up-to-the-moment and inject new thrills and a stark, unflinching look at the American psyche in 2017.”
Death Wish arrives in theaters on March 2, 2018.
In the remake…
“Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s 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 deadly avenger 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 crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and a man seeking justice that detectives are quickly closing in on.”
Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise also star.
Joe Carnahan wrote the script, based on a novel by Brian Garfield.