Death Wish Remake Pushed to 2018

Getting even at a later date.

By Robert Marrujo:: Director Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish has been pushed back to March 2, 2018. According to Deadline, the Bruce Willis-starring film was originally expected to drop on November 22, 2017, but studio MGM is trying to give the movie some breathing room. Had Death Wish dropped on its original release date it would have been facing stiff competition from Pixar/Disney's Coco, Polaroid, and Molly's Game.

This writer also wonders if the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas might have played a part in the delay. Given Death Wish deals a lot with guns and shooting (albeit from the perspective of an antihero rather as opposed to a mass killer), MGM might have felt it was pragmatic to put some distance between that tragedy and its movie in order to avoid controversy. That's entirely speculation, of course, but it certainly seems possible. MGM has only attested to the packed release date on November 22 as its reason for the push.

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