Sylvester Stallone Wants White Collar Death Wish

Sly offers his take on remaking the Charles Bronson classic.

by | January 11, 2008 | Comments

Sylvester Stallone has brought back his two beloved franchises, Rockyand Rambo. Now he’s working on someone else’s. However, his idea for a Death Wish remake is to tackle the sort of corporate criminals that Charles Bronson never imagined.

“I think Death Wish, if it were done today, would be volcanic,” said Stallone. “The idea of Jeff Goldblum being a mugger who breaks into an apartment is very simplistic. It gives you an idea how bad the elevation of violence has become. I would focus on defense attorneys, I would focus on [the people] allowing this crap to happen, not so much the guy on the street. It’s like, who permits it? What if it happened
to you, that your daughter was grabbed and her eyes were put out? Would you want to sit there and defend that guy? So there’s moral questions here that are being presented that have not been answered in 30 years.”

A vigilante character Stallone would play would not be the frustrated pacifist that Bronson was either. “I’ll give you a little hint. He was a very violent human being, completely violent, an ex-convict who walked the walk, was accepted back into society and did everything he could to be a [good person]. Like these thieves and junkies who now work on the side of the law, they’ve gone that way, but when something happens he reverts back to that guy.”

That sounds more like a kick ass Stallone type of guy. “So now you’ve unleashed a man who really understands the world of violence. He isn’t burdened with this passive-aggressive, conscientious-objector kind of thing. That’s been done. It’s like what happens when the wolf has gone from wolf to wolf in sheep’s clothing back to the wolf. Now the fellow on the street has a problem because he knows how to deal with that kind of mentality because he was a prisoner. So it would be a different take.”

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