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," said MGM chief operating officer Rick Sands. "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
So Paramount is digging through its vaults to resurrect whatever it can to make a few more bucks re-doing stuff we've seen before. After all, who needs writers if you can just remake the same old stuff that worked in the past, right?