Los Angeles: 'Hostel' director Eli Roth is set to helm the remake of 1974 hit 'Death Wish', which will star Bruce Willis.

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis. Pic/Santa Banta

The actor is attached to star as Paul Kersey, the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson, in MGM/Paramount's long-in-the-works remake, reported Ace Showbiz.

Roth will direct the reboot from a script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Joe Carnahan penned the original script. Roger Birnbaum will serve as producer.

The original film was an adaptation of a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield. The story centered on Paul Kersey who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted during a home invasion.

Roth is coming on board the "Death Wish" remake following the departure of "Big Bad Wolves" helmers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.

It's his latest effort to move from his bloody genre-film origins to studio fare.

He last directed Keanu Reeves in sexual thriller "Knock Knock".

He was attached to helm monster movie "Meg" for Warner Bros, but eventually left the project due to creative differences.