Sylvester Stallone is set to direct and star in a remake of Charles Bronson's 1974 vigilante classic Death Wish. Stallone is finalising talks to play a man who vows to clean criminals off the streets after his wife and daughter are attacked in the update, which will be written by Terminator 3: Rise Of The MAChines screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris. The original Death Wish was directed by Michael Winner and spawned four sequels, each starring Bronson, who passed away in 2003. Last year (06), Stallone made belated sequel Rocky Balboa and his action follow-up John Rambo is due in cinemas in 2008. It's not the first time he has tackled a movie classic - his Get Carter remake was a flop in 2000.