Neil Burger May Direct a New Version of Bonnie and Clyde

“Limitless” director Neil Burger is currently in talks to direct another Hollywood version of notorious Depression era outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for producers Sean and Bryan Furst and Marissa McMahon. Burger hasn’t committed yet, and he’s already on the hook to direct “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” for Sony Pictures, so even if he ends up signing on the dotted line, it’ll be a while yet before he can get to work on this.

The latest version of the Tommy Gun-wielding outlaws, which will be based on the novel “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” by Jeff Guinn, will take a more authentic/true approach, with the outlaws presented as the 22-year olds they were in real life (19 when they first met) instead of, well, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were, ahem, nowhere near close to being 22 when they played the roles in Arthur Penn’s 1967 movie. The duo and their bank robbing gang is said to have murdered at least seven people (some reports the number being higher) before ending up dead themselves in a hail of bullets.

The new version will also explore Clyde Barrow’s prison stint and Bonnie Parker’s alleged prostitution past.

If he does sign on, Burger will direct and co-write with Sheldon Turner.



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    Who will it be? Robert pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift or Zac Efron and Vannessa Hudgens? Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    I honestly wonder how long Hollywood is going to recycle these films and murder the growth of cinema by not letting new directors/screenwriters into the door. How many times must we see the same story? How many older films will they stigmatize by making people not care because of horrible remakes/re-tellings. I am honestly only pumped for a few things coming in the future.
    Elysium – Neil Blomkamp
    Dark Knight Rising
    Knights of Badassdom
    A trailer for Ghost Rider II – so I know what to think though I cant help but see it.
    A Flash film if they ever make it

    I will probably see way more movies than this, but these are the ones on my radar as being something at least a little different.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Well I for one don’t mind this. Here’s the thing Hollywood has a long history of making and renaking novies about stories people are interested in and guess what, Bonnie and Clyde still interest people. Sure I’d love some more original work, but that said this will be a different take on the story. I mean look at how may times people have made Dracula, Sherlock Holmes or told the story of the Ok coral, or Spartacus or any movie about a major war.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Well I for one don’t mind this. Here’s the thing Hollywood has a long history of making and renaking novies about stories people are interested in and guess what, Bonnie and Clyde still interest people. Sure I’d love some more original work, but that said this will be a different take on the story. I mean look at how may times people have made Dracula, Sherlock Holmes or told the story of the Ok coral, or Spartacus or any movie about a major war.