Mel Gibson thinks that remaking The wild bunch of Sam Peckinpah is not a bad idea.
Ten years had elapsed between Apocalypto and Thou shalt not kill. A decade where the director, Mel Gibson was expected, while the actor was turning various things more or less memorable. And the filmmaker behind Braveheart has obviously found the urge to film, since it aligns the projects : the sequel to The Passion of Christ entitled The Resurrection of Christ, the war film Destroyer, not to mention this movie Vikings named Berserker, a time linked to Leonardo DiCaprio.
But the priority will be any other. If the rumor has a time set on Suicide Squad 2, Mel Gibson has actually met with Warner Bros. for another project : a remake of The wild bunch, the classic of Sam Peckinpah. A good idea far-fetched, as the director defends.
Mel Gibson is very quiet
It was during a preview of his new film as an actor, sorting starts Across Concrete, that Mel Gibson has spoken of his next realization.
“At first I thought it was a bad idea. Why remake The wild bunch ? Who would do that ? I’ve thought and thought, and then I thought of a way of approaching the story, to tell it. So I sit down in a room with a writer and it is fun. So it started out as a bad idea, and it’s going to be something that could be special. It is a story of last chances, of guys who live in great violence. These guys in the original film ? They laugh a lot, but this is not funny.”
This is not a comedy
Released in 1969, the film of Sam Peckinpah, notably with William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan and Edmond O’brien, is a classic. Warner tries to get a remake for the past few years. Before his death, Tony Scott was to lead the project. In 2013, Will Smith was interested in a new version, around cartels and DEA agents.
Therefore remains to see if Mel Gibson’s film will follow this same route, modernized, or if it will be a true remake.