The Grey director Joe Carnahan has come aboard to write and direct the Death Wish remake for MGM. We reported way back in November 2007 that Sylvester Stallone was planning on starring in and directing the remake, but he is no longer attached to the project.

Death Wish centers on Paul Kersey, a mild-mannered architect who transforms into a deadly killing machine after his wife and daughter are attacked. The original Death Wish, which starred Charles Bronson, is credited for revitalizing the action movie genre after its release in 1974.

Jules Daly will produce Death Wish, alongside Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.

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No production schedule was released for Death Wish.