Tony Scott Will Bring his ADD Pizazz to the Wild Bunch Remake

Director Tony ScottRumors of a “Wild Bunch” remake by Warner Bros. surfaced earlier this year, but nothing has happened yet so you might have thought that the Peckinpah Western classic might have been safe. Oh, how wrong you were.

The latest news from the remake front has former “Top Gun” and currently ADD-visually handicapped director Tony Scott in talks with Warner Bros. to helm the remake.

Scott has some good movies in his filmography. “Top Gun”, “Crimson Tide”, and “Man on Fire” are all pretty darn good movies. But lately it seems like Scott chooses projects that absolutely no one cares to see, but he insists on making. Did anyone actually watch that remake of “The Taking of Pelham 123″? Or “Unstoppable”? Not many, I would wager.

In any case, I guess it comes as no surprise that “The Wild Bunch” is being remade. After all, someone has already remade Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs”, and as the saying goes, Hollywood doesn’t make a lot of original movies anymore. You only have yourselves to blame, to be perfectly honest. Maybe Scott can get Denzel Washington to star. God knows they seem to really love working together.

Peckinpah’s 1969 movie “The Wild Bunch” traced the last days of an aging outlaw gang as they make their escape into Mexico, where they discover that it’s not all roses and senoritas, and ends up, as Quentin Tarantino one remarked, killing “half of Mexico” in a blaze of glory. Yup, it’s an inspiration tale.



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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Another classic that really doesn’t need to be re-made. It’d argue that it’s still cinematically relevant, even in these modern times.

  • Juggernaut

    Hey! Taking Of Pelham 123 was really good! I’m sure that not a whole lot of people actually watched it, but it was entertaining. As for this remake, does it need to be remade? No. However, these days anything and everything is being remade. Just be thankful that a lesser director isn’t taking a crack at it.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      I think remakes are here to stay, but I’d actually like to see a lesser director do it. It gives themselves a chance to make a name for themself. I’d rather see a director like Tony Scott doing something original. He’s a top tier director.

      • Juggernaut

        I get what your saying about building up new directors but having some hack director further disgrace a classic would be adding insult to the injury of it even being remade in the first place. There is a better chance of having it come out as a good film if a good director is helming it. Take True Grit for example. A classic western that starred argably the greatest “western” actor who ever lived. The Cohens, great directors, remade it and it was awesome! Now, think of what it could have turned out like if, oh say, Gavin Hood directed it.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          Who the f’ck is Gavin Hood? LoL. I was thinking Justin Lin could do the remake. (sarcasm).

          True Grit was an amazing movie. Cohen’s really emphasized they werent remaking the original movie though. To them it was an original movie based off the book. How much were they influence by the original movie, who can say.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          Who the f’ck is Gavin Hood? LoL. I was thinking Justin Lin could do the remake. (sarcasm).

          True Grit was an amazing movie. Cohen’s really emphasized they werent remaking the original movie though. To them it was an original movie based off the book. How much were they influence by the original movie, who can say.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            The Coens so remade “True Grit”. There is barely 10 minutes worth of “new” stuff in the new movie that wasn’t in the old one.

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            I’ll take your word on that. Haven’t seen that first true grit, and I certainly don’t plan it. All my time lately has been devoted. Ever since i got my kindle, been on a reading binge. However, Conan’s going to bring out to the theater.

          • Juggernaut

            Gavin Hood. You don’t know who Gavin Hood is? The visionary mind behind the cinematic masterpiece known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine!!! LOL!

            See Nix’s reply for my thoughts on the TG remake.

          • Juggernaut

            Gavin Hood. You don’t know who Gavin Hood is? The visionary mind behind the cinematic masterpiece known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine!!! LOL!

            See Nix’s reply for my thoughts on the TG remake.

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            oh, that Gavin Hood. :P

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            oh, that Gavin Hood. :P