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I haven’t even heard of “Death Sentence”, but I’m glad I stumbled across this article about James Wan on Rotten Tomatoes. In it, James Wan, working for the first time without “Saw” partner Leigh Whannell, talks about how he wanted to make a “scary action movie”. Wan didn’t write the script, but says he “came across it”. He also describes the film as an old-fashioned action movie that harkens back to the ’70s, and doesn’t involve CGI or elaborate stunts. And oh yeah, no cars crashing into helicopters.
About “Death Sentence”:
John Hume, a local business manager of Boston, was a peaceful, calm and very caring man to his family with the perfect life, but all that change one night when his eldest son was murdered during a hold-up. After witnessing the killer who was later arrested, the justice department couldn’t give a more reasoning sentencing on John’s behalf. In order for his family and his life to move on, John turns to violence, revenge, and vigilantism. He vows to kill each perpetrator on the streets who was involved in the murder of his son, while at the same time the gang vows their own revenge agenda.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Brian Garfield, who also wrote the book that spawn the “Death Wish” movie with Charles Bronson. The dude apparently likes revenge stories.
Starring Kevin Bacon, Aisha Tyler, Kelly Preston, Stuart Lafferty, John Goodman, and scheduled for a August 31st, 2007 release.
No images or trailers yet, but hopefully that’ll change soon.