Mel Gibson to direct ‘Wild Bunch’ remake

New Delhi: Actor Mel Gibson is all set to co-write and direct the remake of the violent and influential film, ‘Wild Bunch’.

Bryan Bagby will co-write the script with Gibson, who will also executive produce the movie, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

The original 1969 movie was directed by action and macho-fueled movie maker, Sam Peckinpah. It starred William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, among others, and was nominated for the Oscars under the best original screenplay and best original score categories.

Gibson won an Oscar for best director for the 1995 epic, Braveheart, which was also notable for its violent scenes. His follow-ups, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and the Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge have also been singled out for their gritty.