“Hacksaw Ridge” and “Apocalypto” director Mel Gibson is set to co-write, executive produce and direct a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s iconic 19690 western “The Wild Bunch” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The original followed an ageing group of outlaws looking for one last big score as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over.
On the way, they are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double-crossed. Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez and Ben Johnson co-starred.
Bryan Bagby will also co-write the remake which has been in the works for nearly a decade with Tony Scott previously linked as director.