Mel Gibson has signed on to direct, executive produce, and co-write a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s classic Western “Wild Bunch,” a person with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Released in 1969 and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, “Wild Bunch” follows a group of aging outlaws trying to go for one last heist in the dying days of the Wild West. Gibson will co-write his version with Bryan Bagby.
Gibson, who earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge” in 2017, will star in the upcoming action film “War Pigs” with Colin Farrell. The next project he plans to direct is another WWII drama, “Destroyer,” which is still looking for financing with the hopes of starting shooting early next year.
Gibson and Bagby are repped by CAA. The deal was first reported by Deadline.
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