Warner Bros have been trying to get a remake of utter Western classic The Wild Bunch made for some time. They finally confirmed Mel Gibson as director last year, with a script by Brian Bagby.
Deadline now reports that big hitters Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage are in early talks to star. And while deals have no way been finalised, industry sources expect the film to start production this autumn.
The original 1969 Sam Peckinbah film - following an ageing band of outlaws whose final job goes terribly wrong - is considered one of the best Westerns ever made. Screen legends William Holden, Robert Ryan and Ernest Borgnine were themselves quite wild while filming, with a few actually threatening Peckinbah with the odd punch if they didn't get their own way. So it's no wonder that news of a remake (and Gibson's involvement) caused quite a stir.
This is Gibson's first directorial gig since 2016's Hacksaw Ridge, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best director along with five other nods for the film itself. He will not only direct The Wild Bunch, but also act as co-writer and executive producer.
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