A remake of the western classic The Wild Bunch has been in development for a few years now and there seems to be some progress on the Mel Gibson directed film.
According to Deadline, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Dinklage are all in talks to star in the remake of the 1969 classic. It is currently not known what roles they are vying for.
Gibson also co-wrote the script with Bryan Bagby, in the tradition of the original film; director Sam Peckinpah co-wrote the script with Walon Green. The project has been in development at Warner Bros. since 2011, and ultimately put on hold when previously attached director Tony Scott tragically passed away in 2012.
Released in 1969 and directed by Sam Peckinpah, The Wild Bunch centered on aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) who prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.