Deadline reports that Eli Roth has signed to direct the Bruce Willis starrer Death Wish. Schlock shock jock Roth replaces Big Bad Wolves helmers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who recently departed the director’s chair. Roth recently jumped ship from the prehistoric killer shark movie MEG.
The major news in the Deadline Death Wish story is that the superb Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have penned the latest draft of the script (based on a Joe Carnahan screenplay). The duo is behind Movies In Focus favourite Ed Wood and the fantastic American Crime Story.
Now Death Wish is suddenly a must-see movie – who knew?