Mel Gibson to Write and Direct “The Wild Bunch” Remake

Warner Bros. has tapped Mel Gibson to direct and co-write The Wild Bunch remake of the classic Western.

Gibson will pen the script alongside Bryan Bagby and will also serve as executive producer. 

The 1969 original film was directed by Sam Peckinpah followed an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the wild west is losing its place to the industrial age. The original starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson.

This is the first time Gibson will serve as director since 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson earned an Oscar nomination for his work on the feature.

Additional details are kept under wraps, it is unknown when shooting will start or if the remake will follow the original or opt to tell a different story. 

You can see Gibson next in the Tommy Wirkola-directed War Pigs.