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Bruce Willis' Death Wish reboot delayed to March 2018

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Bruce Willis’ planned reboot of the Charles Bronson-led Death Wish is targeting a new release date.

EW has confirmed that the Eli Roth-directed project, originally slated to hit theaters Nov. 22 via MGM and Annapurna, will now open March 2, 2018, opposite the Jennifer Lawrence thriller Red Sparrow, the Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night, and the fantasy flick Alpha.

MGM tells EW the date change will better serve the movie, as both Roth and Willis are filming other projects through the end of the year, so moving to March allows both to free themselves up for the Death Wish publicity campaign. The month has also worked for similarly themed pictures in the past, including Olympus Has Fallen (which went on to gross $98.9 million domestically), 21 Jump Street ($138.4 million), and Limitless ($79.2 million).

Death Wish, first released in 1974, follows a man who embarks on a vigilante spree following a violent attack on his family. Bronson starred in five series pictures through 1994. Roth’s reboot also stars Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, and Mike Epps.