Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage are in talks to star in Mel Gibson’s proposed remake of Sam Peckinpah’s iconically violent 1969 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.
Gibson is set to co-write with Bryan Bagby, and will direct the project. He’s slated to star in the Shia LaBeouf-led “Rothschild,” is still attached to helm the WW2 naval drama “Destroyer,” and is currently filming the “Passion of the Chris” sequel in Italy.
The casting comes as Fassbender has also signed up for “Kung Fury 2,” a follow-up to 2015 cult short “Kung Fury” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez and David Hasselhoff.