Stallone remaking Death Wish; has fitting peanut butter analogy


1st October 2009

Spurred on by the popularity of his Get Carter remake in Opposite Land, Sylvester Stallone will possibly maybe begin work on a remake of Charles Bronson's Death Wish. This ain't over.

Once he's done being Expendable, Stallone has begun to line up a few tasty projects. We already know about Rambo Vs The Rage Monster, but the human steroid has another few projects on the back burner that have recently come to light.

First is a possible retooling of classic revenge drama, Death Wish. For a big man, he's got a light touch; speaking to Empire, Stallone revealed he knows he must be reverent to such highly regarded source material:

"The story's been done many times, and when it's done well, it's an emotionally engaging film. The trouble with remakes is that people fall in love with the original. It's like peanut butter. If you try to change the taste of peanut butter, you're in trouble."
The moral of the story? Don't fuck with Rambo's sandwiches.

After that, there's the long-touted Edgar Allen Poe biopic that Sly has been overly-affectionately wrestling with for years.

"I keep telling my producer, 'Make Edgar Allan Poe!' He says, 'Does he have a gun?' 'No, he doesn't have a gun', 'Can he throw a knife?' I say, 'No, he writes poetry!'"
We'll take it as read that he can merely rip out his rivals' oesophaguses or simply prefers to punch their heads clean off.

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