Sylvester Stallone is trying to remain classic.
"I'll give you a little hint," Stallone said. "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."
As Stallone relayed to IGN, in November of 2007, MGM chief operating office Rick sands indicated that Stallone was tentatively attached to write, direct and star in a remake of the 1974 movie that starred Charles Bronson.
"I think Death Wish, if it were done today, would be volcanic," Stallone said, never fully committing to the project. "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?"
Stallone went on to explain how his interpretation of the story would be deeper and more complex.
"There's moral questions here that are being presented that have not been answered in 30 years. So by no means is it the pacifist [origin of the original]."