Bruce Willis has Apparently Cured Joe Carnahan of his Death Wish


Joe Carnahan and Liam Neeson in The A-Team (2010) Movie Image

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:

So yes, kids. Stick to your guns. You, too, don’t need to direct a movie starring International action star Bruce Willis.

I guess?

Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Movie Image

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  • LionHeart

    Screw stickin’ to your guns. Man’s gotta eat.

    • Dedpool

      Yes but you don’t just do anything that jumps in front of you either. The reason behind this is that Carnahan wanted to go with the original idea of what Death Wish was supposed to be, an ordinary guy, andnfather out for revenge. Charles Bronson was cast and immediately it put a different spin on the role. Carnahan wants to do the original idea, but casting Bruce Willis makes it exactly what it was before, a guy we’ve seen be a badass, playing a regular joe becoming a badass. I get why Carnahan walked away, it’s not the movie he signed on for. Sure Bruce Willis in Death wish will be action packed and people will flock to see it but it’s not the film he wanted to make. I give him much credit for walking away instead of just taking a payday.

      Now a good actor to put in that role I think would be Carl Urban. He’s done badass but he can also do average joe. Another would be Josh Brolin, and yet another would be Ben Foster.

  • ColinJ

    Maybe Joe’s been talking to Kevin Smith…