Director Eli Roth’s reboot of the benchmark revenge thriller Death Wish has been postponed until 2018. Roth’s interpretation of the classic Charles Bronson film was due to hit theaters in the crowded Thanksgiving week this year, but action movie fans will now have to wait until the New Year to watch Bruce Willis clean up the mean streets of Chicago.

The original Death Wish movie was released in 1974 and directed by controversial UK filmmaker Michael Winner. It was famous for revitalising the career of Bronson, and for its contentious depiction of vigilante justice, which riled many a film critic and politician at the time. It became a franchise and eventually spawned four sequels, ...

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