WB Signs David Ayer to Direct a Remake of "The Wild Bunch"

by | November 4, 2005 | Comments

Don’t ask me why Warner Bros. has decided to mount a remake of Sam Peckinpah‘s 1969 classic "The Wild Bunch," because I just don’t know. True, they hired a pretty solid filmmaker (David Ayer) to get the thing onto the screen, but get this: It’s not only a remake, but a modernization, too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ""Wild Bunch," originally directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1969, followed an aging group of outlaws looking for a last score in the fading American West. Ayer’s update is described as a thriller involving heists, drug cartels and the CIA, set in contemporary Mexico."

Mr. Ayer is best known for writing "The Fast and the Furious," "U-571," "Training Day," "S.W.A.T.," and "Dark Blue." He also wrote and made his directorial debut on "Harsh Times," which will be released early next year.

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