Wild Bunch, The: Mel Gibson to Remake Peckinpah’s Classic Western

Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage are in talks to star in Mel Gibson’s Warner Bros. remake of The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah’s seminal western of 1969.

Bryan Bagby was earlier announced as on board to co-write the script with Gibson, who will also executive produce the movie.

Sam Peckinpah, known for his action and western movies, directed the 1969 original, which told of aging outlaws trying to live out the final days of the Wild West even as the 20th century has no use for them.

The Wild Bunch starred William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, among others, and was nominated for Oscars for original screenplay and score.

The movie is considered the zenith in the filmography of Peckinpah, who also helmed such pictures as Straw Dogs and The Getaway.

Fassbender also will star in Kung Fury 2, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez and David Hasselhoff, a follow-up to the cult 2015 short Kung Fury. 

Foxx is set to appear in ABC’s live restaging of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, set for a May 22 airing as episodes of the two classic sitcoms are recreated.