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:
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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