Will Smith in Talks to Produce and Star in THE WILD BUNCH Remake

By AMC May 14, 2013

In the theme of constantly remaking classics, Will Smith is going to give the western genre another try. I love me some Will Smith but let's just hope it's not another "Wild, Wild West" on our hands.

It's being reported that Smith is aiming to produce and star in the remake of the classic "The Wild Bunch". The original 1969 version was directed by Sam Peckinpah and starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan.

The story centers around a group of aging outlaws that agree to do one final large score, in order to hold onto the old school American West, that is becoming a scarcity. The project currently has no director locked but Brian Helgeland was once attached, then Tony Scott before his traffic death, and most recently David Ayer.

According to sources, the new direction will be as follows:

"A modern remake involving cartels south of the border, the "Wild Bunch" reboot is expected to follow a disgraced D.E.A. agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune."

Do you think a "Wild Bunch" remake is a good idea? Let us know in the comment section below!

Source: JoBlo

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