With brother Ridley top of the news that he’ll be making a follow up to Blade Runner, Tony Scott must been keen to get back on the radar. Well, he’s not the only one making remakes/sequels as he’ll be rebooting Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch.
The original Wild Bunch followed an aging gang of outlaws trying to pull of one big job before retirement. But as they have to adjust to the changing modern world of 1913 where things just ain’t what they used to be.
Brian Helgeland (Robin Hood, LA Confidential) is on board to write the script but nothing’s been set to paper just yet.
But really, what’s the point in this? The original is a superb film that’s still worth watching today. Is a remake really going to improve upon the source material? Then again, The Coen Brothers’ True Grit is arguably better than the original so you never know…
This might take quite some time to actually get going as Scott is pretty busy with other projects that include biker drama Hell’s Angels, a new take on Top Gun and an adaptation of John Grisham’s The Associate.