Sylvester Stallone is gearing up to remake the classic 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish. According to Variety, he wants to both star in and direct the film.

The plot revolves around an ordinary guy who takes the law into his own hands after muggers attack his wife and daughter. No word on whether Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as one of the muggers. Michael Ferris and John Brancato are writing this updated remake for MGM.

MGM's Rick Sands stated, "We are looking at our library to determine which potential franchise properties make the most sense for us to produce, and Death Wish was clearly one that jumped out. We hope to get a deal done with Sylvester Stallone to direct and star, and like the Rocky and Rambo films, we see this as another potential franchise for him."

The film is scheduled to go into production in March of 2008. That is, unless the writer's strike is not yet over at that time.

B. Alan Orange