– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s been about eight years since Mel Gibson got locked away in director jail after his racist rant back in 2010. The dude had to keep a low profile for a number of years, only popping up every so often in a minor acting role. However, in 2016, he came back in a big way with the critically-acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge (though I think that movie was a heartless, paint-by-numbers, war flick).

Now, it looks like he’s signing on to his next big directing project nearly two years after that film hit…and it’s one that’s a pretty solid fit. According to Variety, Gibson has signed on to write and direct a remake of the western classic The Wild Bunch.

Mel Gibson is well-known for not pulling his punches when it comes to violence. Movies like Apocalypto, The Passion of the Christ, and even Hacksaw Ridge pretty much showed that he was willing to show whatever level of violence is necessary in order to get the point across. This is perfect since the Sam Peckinpah original was controversial in its time for how its onscreen violence was portrayed.

Below is the synopsis for The Wild Bunch:

“The Wild Bunch is a bitter, brutal story of magnificent losers in a dying West remains one of the screen’s all-time classics. An explosive adventure drama about the last of the legendary lawless breed who lived to kill — and killed to live. “

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.