While Mel Gibson is attached to act in several films being sold in Cannes, he is getting closer to the next project he’ll direct, The Wild Bunch. According to several reports from industry sites, word is that Jamie Foxx will be joined by Michael Fassbender, and Peter Dinklage who are all in talks to take part in the contemporized remake of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah Western about a group of aging outlaws looking for one last score.
This comes as interesting news because Denzel Washington was set a few years back to tackle this film with Antoine Fuqua to direct.
Anway, producer Brian Bagby wrote the script with Gibson, and Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. Warner Bros is financing and releasing. Deals aren’t done but sources said the film looks on course to begin production in the fall.
The film will be Gibson’s first film as director since 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge, which won two Oscars and received four other nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.