Mel Gibson’s return back into Hollywood has been slow but steady. he new project is an old one, The Wild Bunch.
Warner Bros. has been trying to work with Gibson for a while now. Most recently, the studio wanted him to direct Suicide Squad 2, but he turned the sequel down.
No matter, Mel Gibson is coming back with a classic. It’s Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports The Wild Bunch is getting the remake treatment at Warner Bros. with Mel Gibson on board to co-write, direct, and executive produce.
What we are hearing is that Gibson is co-writing the remake with Bryan Bagby.
The movie seems to be fitting since the success of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight western.
Interesting fact is, The Wild Bunch was controversial upon its release in 1969 for graphic violence.
In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.
Mel Gibson was last in the director’s chair for the World War II biopic Hacksaw Ridge, which earned him a Best Director Academy Award nomination in 2017. Up next for Gibson is the World War II drama Destroyer, which focuses on the Battle of Okinawa. The film is scheduled to begin production next spring in Australia with Mark Wahlberg starring.
This year Warner Bros. took a risk with Bradley Cooper directing A Star is Born and it paid off. The movie is extrodinary.