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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.



  • dukeblues

    The best thing about this movie is liberals are freaking out over the image of this character going around taking justice into his own hands. Looks like a kick ass movie

    • Kyle Ord

      I’m a liberal. I’m not freaking out. It’s a movie. It’s make believe.

    • DukeStKing

      I’m a liberal also. Nope. Not freaking out.

    • Terry Powell

      Also a liberal. Saw the original in the theater over 40 years ago. Didn’t freak out then. Not freaking out now.

    • Gjk2012

      Can’t wait to see Bruce Willis kill some gangbangers in Compton for its sequels.

    • IWC-3PO

      Those pesky liberals. You’re going to hate the scene where he donates all the money he seizes from the criminals to Planned Parenthood.

  • Kyle Ord


    I’m interested

    • Saturn

      Me too – I love the original Deathwish franchise (Bronson is THE man) and am really looking forward to this new take on the material.
      I wonder, if successful, if Roth will have a stab at Death Sentence? I know it was only made a few years back by Wan, but it could be re-interpreted again, but closer to the original source material.

    • baronterror

      Oh, I’m interested however I want a gritty crime drama, not an action film.

  • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

    I can’t take this seriously. Every time I think of wise-cracks from the Die Hard films.

  • Batcat

    The original Death Wish was designed more as a gritty drama with some quick, violent action. It was a dark and at times, unsettling film, more in line with the original Dirty Harry, which was clearly the model. This looks more like John Mcclane as vigilante, complete with one liners and over the top action sequences. It has more in common with the original film’s sequels than it’s near-classic original.

    • baronterror

      yeah, that was my take on it. I do not really want “John McClane”, vigilante film.

  • Necro

    Is he a “guardian angel or a grim reaper?” I’d say he’s 50/50……..he’s a ‘guardian reaper’. In MY OPINION ever since I’ve seen the trailer months ago, I just had this feeling that this is going to be more in the annals of ‘Die Hard’ than the original film. I don’t see gritty crime drama coming from Eli Roth, he’s always been a more over the top type of director. I mean maybe he can pull it off, but I wouldn’t put my money on it. This films element brings up a really good question though…… far would you go to uphold and/or protect your family if put it that type of a situation?

  • Alanmac

    Pretty much the exact same footage as in trailer one but still excited nonetheless.

  • Saturn

    I have it on good authority, being a 43rd degree Schaech Mason, that the scene with the guitar was indeed a loving tribute to Friday The 13th pt 8.

  • DukeStKing

    The Unbreakable Death Wish Split.

  • Hugo Orozco

    I hope this movie would make proud Menahem Golan y Yoram Globus… war producers of all time

  • Eli Roth is dead. Bruce Willis is dead.

    • Demented Daniel

      Yeah, well, so is your opinion.

  • Demented Daniel

    I’m actually really looking forward to this! I can hardly wait! Bring on the pain, bitches!

  • Porty Guil

    I think Kevin Bacon already made this movie, it was called death sentence.

    • Demented Daniel

      And that one also had Elizabeth Shue in it.

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