Sylvester Stallone (Rambo, Rocky Balboa) is in talks to direct and star in MGM’s remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson movie Death Wish.
Stallone will play an ordinary man who goes vigilante after his wife and daughter are attacked. Set to write the script are Michael Ferris and John Brancato, whose credits include Terminator 3: Rise of the Machiens and Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
Paramount Pictures controls some Death Wish rights and has an option to partner. Variety says MGM will make the film whether or not Par opts in, and if a writers strike is settled in short order, MGM will try to start production before March. Stallone’s partner, Kevin King, will be a producer.