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Tony Scott Rounding Up The Wild Bunch
He's targeting the Western reboot

19 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Tony Scott Rounding Up The Wild Bunch

While the big news today has been about his brother Sir Ridley, Tony Scott clearly doesn’t want to be left out of the info cycle. He’s now entering talks with Warner Bros. to take on the studio’s reboot of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 Western classic The Wild Bunch.

If he does go ahead with it, the idea will be no less controversial than the idea of making something new in the Blade Runner universe. Peckinpah’s film followed an aging group of outlaws looking to make one final big score on the Texas-Mexico border and the problems they face as the Old West they knew vanishes around them.

Brian Helgeland is on board to write a new script for Scott and producer Jerry Weintraub, but it has a way to go until it can go before cameras.

And before he can even consider preparing for the Bunch, Scott still has to shoot biker drama Hell’s Angels. The director apparently wants Jeff Bridges to star in that film as gang leader Sonny Barger, but Bridges’ schedule is fairly full right now, what with the self-titled album he’s just made and is touring and the fact that he’s committed to make R.I.P.D. for Universal and The Seventh Son for Warners. So even if he does say yes, Angels won’t roll until next year at the earliest.

Could something else sneak in before either of those movies gets going? Unlikely, since Scott is targeting Angels next, but there’s always his new take on Top Gun, John Grisham adaptation The Associate and the long-bubbling Potzdamer Platz


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The Real Wild Bunch
Stallone has never done a Western, would be great to see him lead The Wild Bunch down Mexico way. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:27 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

Excellent news!
There are so many good actors that could be part of "an aging group of outlaws". I like Tony Scott as an director. While his best may not compete with his brother's work, I think he's generally more consistent and his movies tend to have more of a sense of fun about them than the very hit and miss Ridley. More

Posted by JensonJet at 11:59 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: ReMAKE
On a positive note, now the prospect of Ridley Scott helming a Blade Runner sequel/prequel almost seems tolerable in comparison. Oh well ... It seems once again we're stuck with "Pretend it never happened". More

Posted by Samurai_Zoso at 17:29 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: A world of No
Are the Scott brother deliberately wreaking havoc in an attempt to take vengeance for a perceived wrong on movie audiences around the world or what is happening right now? More

Posted by Samurai_Zoso at 16:25 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: What Scott!?
For the love of god WHY!!! Is it going to be better than the original? Fuck no. Leave it alone. More

Posted by Mc Bovril at 10:50 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ugh.
What is it with the Scott's just leave classics like this & B.R alone. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:28 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ugh.
A Tony Scott western? Fuck yes! Count me in. More

Posted by UTB at 09:19 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post


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