Mel Gibson’s ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake in Talks with Dinklage, Fassbender and Foxx

Mel Gibson‘s not only getting all the acting gigs these days, his directorial docket is amping up too as we head towards his remake of the classic 1969 Sam Peckinpah directed Western.

According to Deadline, Michael Fassbender (Alien: Covenant), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver) have all been approached to star in the epic.

Gibson is currently filming his sequel to 2004’s The Passion of the Christ but The Wild Bunch isn’t expected to begin production until Fall.

His last directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge earned Gibson two Oscars and he received four other nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Offering a hint of what may be to come from the original outing of The Wild Bunch:

It’s 1913, and the “traditional” American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying era are an outlaw gang called “The Wild Bunch.” After a failed railroad office robbery, the gang heads to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang takes the job and ends up in a brutally violent last stand against their enemies deemed to be corrupt, in a small Mexican town ruled by a ruthless general.



What say you, Wasteoids? While the ratio of good remakes to bad is pretty often skewed (2016’s forgettable Magnificent Seven comes to mind), Gibson is a hell of a director with an incredible skill for making bankable, critically acclaimed films that still feel personable and rewatchable. Plus he has a reputation for some brutally unflinching violence, so there’s that too.

Do you think he has what it takes to bring The Wild Bunch back?

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