Date: 6th November 2007

Sly to reprise Bronson role

Sylvester Stallone is being lined up to direct and star in a remake of Death Wish.

He is in talks with MGM about a new version of the 1974 classic that starred Charles Bronson.

The plot is about an ordinary man who turns into vigilante following attacks on his wife and daughter.

MGM's Rick Sands told "We are looking at our library to determine which potential franchise properties make the most sense for us to produce, and Death Wish was clearly one of that jumped out."

"We hope to get a deal done with Sylvester Stallone to direct and star, and like the Rocky and Rambo films, we see this as another potential franchise for him."

Source: Press Release