James Wan, the co-creator of the Saw franchise, has signed on to direct Death Sentence for Hyde Park Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.
The story centers on a father out for revenge after his family is attacked in a senseless and heinous gang-initiation crime. The father enacts a death sentence on each perpetrator involved with the crime.
The pic is based on Brian Garfield’s novel. Garfield also wrote the novel “Death Wish,” which spawned the vigilante franchise starring Charles Bronson.