Following the critical and commercial success of The Grey, director Joe Carnahan has seemingly shed years of disappointing films -- like The A-Team and Smokin' Aces -- and reclaimed his spot as one of the better directors in Hollywood. Now, Carnahan has signed on to write and direct a remake of 1974’s Death Wish, according to The Playlist.

Based off of Brian Garfield’s novel, the original Death Wish starred Charles Bronson as a man who becomes a gun-wielding vigilante after the rape and murder of his wife. The movie proved popular enough to spawn four sequels, but none of them recaptured the popularity of the original.

Though Carnahan is locked up to write and direct the film, no actors are attached to the project as of yet. With all of the revenge-driven action movies that The Grey star, Liam Neeson, has starred in recently, it might seem logical for Carnahan to go after him for the lead role.

Would he be a worthy successor to Bronson? Sound off below.

[via The Playlist]

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