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Or maybe he did have a hankerin’ for a little death wish, but Paramount is making it too difficult for him, so reports have Carnahan ditching the remake of “Death Wish” in favor of something, well, else to occupy his time.
Word is, the director of “The A-Team” and “Narc” didn’t agree with the studio’s plan to cast Bruce Willis in the role of the family man who becomes a vigilante after his family is targeted by gangbangers, a role made famous by Charles Bronson in the original film and the subsequent 113 sequels. (My favorite was sequel #93, “I Wish I was Dead Already”).
Carnahan wanted, well, someone not Bruce Willis, apparently.
Writing on his Twitter account, Carnahan said as much:
You stick to your guns. You walk what you talk and you only make the things and do the work you love and believe in.
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 22, 2013
So yes, kids. Stick to your guns. You, too, don’t need to direct a movie starring International action star Bruce Willis.