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Bruce Willis Is A Vigilante In Death Wish Trailer

Bruce Willis is here to get some vigilante justice in the new trailer for Eli Roth's upcoming Death Wish. The movie, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name, follows Willis as Paul Kersey, a doctor who seeks revenge after the violence in the streets of Chicago spills into his own home.

The trailer begins by introducing Willis' alter ego, the Grim Reaper, who has become a folk hero for his work stopping crime in the city. However, as the trailer notes, there are two sides to this story, and some wonder whether or not the Grim Reaper is right in talking the law into his own hands.

"I love my family," Kersey explains of his motives, as men are shown breaking into his home, killing his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and hospitalizing his daughter (Camila Morrone). "And when they needed me most, I failed to protect them." 

Kersey is told that if a man really wants to protect his family, he has to do it for himself, and he clearly takes this mantra to heart, going out and buying a gun and beginning to pursue his wife's killer. Along the way, he begins to fight other crime in the city as well, brutally dispatching an ice cream man who shot a kid on his way to school. "Who are you?" the man asks as Kersey approaches. "Your last customer," he replies.

Kersey's mission causes conflict within his life, but he says that, since the cops won't protect the city, he must. "They called him a guardian angel," says one woman, contrasting against his original nickname.

Roth will direct Death Wish based on a script from Joe Carnahan (The A-Team), who was working off of the novel from Brian Garfield. Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Norris, and Kimberly Elise also star in the film, which has a Nov. 22 release date. For now, see some other remakes you didn't know were being made.