Warner Bros. moving on 'Wild Bunch' reboot
By Adnan Tezer Aug 22, 2011, 19:05 GMT
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Warner Bros. is giving Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western "The Wild Bunch" the reboot treatment.
According to Variety, Jerry Weintraub is producing.
Tony Scott, who is no stranger to ultraviolence (see "Revenge," "The Last Boy Scout," "True Romance" and "Domino" for further evidence) is in talks to direct.
No writer has been mentioned.
The original, which starred William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates, centered on a group of aging, worn, hard-edged outlaws on the Texas-Mexico border who are bound by a code of honor, a past, and a friendship. But, as the film opens in 1913 at the onset of World War I, they are sensing that their era and their world (the old west) is coming to an end.
The controversial film shocked audiences and critics alike upon its release with its graphic, savage, and unique vision of masculinity and violence.
In 1999, the U.S. National Film Registry selected it for preservation in the Library of Congress.