Sly Stallone Talks More Death Wish Remake

You know, I don’t know whether to be happy that Sylvester Stallone, who I have been a fan of for decades ever since I was a wee bit lad, is finally getting back on top after such a long time on the bottom, or be kind of miff at him that he doesn’t seem to have anything new to offer, and is instead just remaking and sequelizing everything.

And then there’s this talk of remaking “Death Wish”. While I’m not going to bitch and moan about it, it still bothers me that Stallone’s resurrection is built on a foundation of “been there, done that, can’t think of anything else”. But hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do to get back on top, right? I suppose…

Stallone talks about the “Death Wish” remake with IGN:

“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 goes on. It sounds like Stallone wants to turn “Death Wish” into another “Rambo” installment, actually, complete with gory death scenes, etc. It actually sounds very appealing, but you gotta wonder, how long can Stallone keep on top of this is all he’s got to offer — sequels and remakes and more sequels?

Sly Stallone Talks More Death Wish Remake



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  • Mike Murawski

    This is THE WORST idea for a remake (which are never good ideas to begin with) EVER!

  • http://chompy Mike Murawski

    This is THE WORST idea for a remake (which are never good ideas to begin with) EVER!

  • chris kerry

    you just cant beat the originals
    too many special effects are always added into these remakes that drive you away from the storyline and make things way out of reality I really hope they dont mess it up like others that have appeared over the last few years as people will only remember these films for the poor remakes hope sly stallone pulls this one off if it is going to be remade!!!!

    but noone comes close to charles bronson a legend and a real good actor not picked for his six pack like bradd pitt but for his real acting abilities not something that hollywood can produce anymore its all show and no go

  • chris kerry

    you just cant beat the originals
    too many special effects are always added into these remakes that drive you away from the storyline and make things way out of reality I really hope they dont mess it up like others that have appeared over the last few years as people will only remember these films for the poor remakes hope sly stallone pulls this one off if it is going to be remade!!!!

    but noone comes close to charles bronson a legend and a real good actor not picked for his six pack like bradd pitt but for his real acting abilities not something that hollywood can produce anymore its all show and no go

  • David

    Forget you guys I love Sly and this sounds awesome to me.

  • David

    Forget you guys I love Sly and this sounds awesome to me.

  • Vic

    Death Wish I and II are among the greatest films of the “gritty crime” genre. To remake either one would be idiotic. Anyway, what he’s describing (focusing on the defense attorneys, etc.) sounds like a different film than Death Wish, so what kind of lame is it to tarnish a classic film’s name by sticking it on some new one that doesn’t even read like the original?

    I’m thinking of making a film about a guy stuck in a Libyan prison who escapes by outsmarting the authorities and hijacks a plane to Frankfurt. Working title is “Casablanca”; what do you think? I smell a winner here…

  • Vic

    Death Wish I and II are among the greatest films of the “gritty crime” genre. To remake either one would be idiotic. Anyway, what he’s describing (focusing on the defense attorneys, etc.) sounds like a different film than Death Wish, so what kind of lame is it to tarnish a classic film’s name by sticking it on some new one that doesn’t even read like the original?

    I’m thinking of making a film about a guy stuck in a Libyan prison who escapes by outsmarting the authorities and hijacks a plane to Frankfurt. Working title is “Casablanca”; what do you think? I smell a winner here…

  • gary corrao

    i think its a great idea look what happened with the remake of holloween1 and their thinking of a holloween2 I beleive this is the year for remakes But in all honesty doing a remake of death wish would be great i would go an see it.

  • gary corrao

    i think its a great idea look what happened with the remake of holloween1 and their thinking of a holloween2 I beleive this is the year for remakes But in all honesty doing a remake of death wish would be great i would go an see it.