Tony Scott is in talks to remake the 1969 Sam Peckinpah western The Wild Bunch, Deadline reports.
Set in 1913, the original film starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O’Brien, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates as a band of outlaws in the final days of the wild west. There’s no word yet on whether the new Warner Bros. version will reimagine the setting or if it will remain a straightforward period remake.
Scott, meanwhile, is moving forward on Hell’s Angels, a narrative history of the infamous motorcycle gang that will be based on the book by founding member Sonny Barger (and, according to a 2009 interview with ComingSoon.net, will incorporate elements from the 1966 Hunter S. Thompson book as well). Deadline claims that Scott is anxious to cast Jeff Bridges in the Barger role, but the pair have not yet met to discuss the project.
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