While Sylvester Stallone was out promoting his upcoming Rambo, IGN.com asked him what we could expect from his version of the classic Charles Bronson flick Death Wish. It's been reported that Stallone will both direct and star in the remake Here's what Sly had to say about the project.
"I'll give you a little hint," Stallone said. "He was a very violent human being, completely violent, an ex convict who walked the walk, was accepted back into society and did everything he could to be a [good person] like these thieves and junkies who now work on the side of the law. They've gone that way, but when something happens he reverts back to that guy."
Stallone did not confirm that this was going into production anytime soon, though he did offer more on his vision for the movie.
"I think Death Wish, if it were done today, would be volcanic," Stallone said. "The idea of Jeff Goldblum being a mugger who breaks into an apartment is very simplistic. It gives you an idea how bad the elevation of violence has become. I would focus on defense attorneys, I would focus on [the people] allowing this crap to happen -- not so much the guy on the street. It's like, 'Who permits it?'
"What if it happened to you, that your daughter was grabbed and her eyes were put out? Would you want to sit there and defend that guy?"
He went on to add, "There's moral questions here that are being presented that have not been answered in 30 years. So by no means is it the pacifist [origin of the original]."