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'The Wild Bunch': Mel Gibson Remaking '69 Classic Western

'The Wild Bunch': Mel Gibson Remaking '69 Classic Western
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:52 PM

"The Wild Bunch," Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western, is being remade by Mel Gibson who will co-write and direct it.

Warner Bros. on Monday confirmed that Gibson will helm the production, with Bryan Bagby to co-write the script with him. It will be Gibson's first time directing since his 2016 World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge," for which Gibson earned a best directing Oscar nomination.

"Hacksaw Ridge" was nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture.

The Oscar reception was seen by some as a comeback for Gibson in Hollywood years after he pleaded no contest in 2011 to spousal battery of his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. In 2006, he went on an anti-Semitic tirade while being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

No production start or release date for "The Wild Bunch" was announced. Gibson is first prepping a World War II drama to star Mark Wahlberg.

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"The Wild Bunch," Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western, is being remade by Mel Gibson who will co-write and direct it.
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