One of the manliest directors working in modern mainstream cinema, Joe Carnahan will direct a remake of Death Wish, says The Los Angeles Times.

Carnahan broke through directing the outstanding film, Narc, and followed that up with Smokin' Aces and The A-Team. His latest film, the Liam Neeson flick The Grey opened on top of the US box-office this weekend, and the very fine director, who was once attached to the Mission Impossible series, is particularly hot stuff again. Sylvester Stallone was on board to direct and star in a remake a while back, but has made way for Carnahan - who is riding a well deserved wave of success.

Narc would be in my top ten films of all time, and I thought Smokin' Aces was a lot of fun. While remakes are hardly good news, this is perfect match of director and material.