James Wan (Saw) has agreed to direct the action flick, Death Sentence for Hyde Park Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.

The film, written by Ian Jeffers, centers on a father out for revenge after his family is attacked in a senseless and heinous gang-initiation crime. The Hollywood Reporter adds the father enacts a death sentence on each perpetrator involved with the crime.

Death Sentence is based on Brian Garfield's novel, the same man who wrote the Death Wish series which spawned the vigilante franchise starring Charles Bronson. Death Sentence has no production date.