Well, that didn’t take long. It was only a few weeks ago that we reported how Joe Carnahan was set to climb the director’s chair to helm the Death Wish remake. According to Deadline, Mr. Carnahan has already left the project with the excuse of “creative differences”. MGM thought their long search was over when he agreed to tackle the dual chores of writing and directing. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Death Wish was originally released in 1974 and spawned four sequels, all starring Charles Bronson as the bad-ass vigilante.
Carnahan won’t stay unemployed for too much longer as he still has a few other options on the table including Narco Sub. It’s an action-thriller about South American drug runners using semi-submersible crafts to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
Rumor has it that at least one of the creative differences was who was going to headline the re-boot. Supposedly the studio was pushing hard for Bruce Willis and Carnahan pushed back. No word on who Carnahan might have had in mind. We opined that Liam Neeson or Jason Statham would be perfect choices, and maybe one of them ends up pulling up ole Charlies’ boots. And now back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.