Mel Gibson has a new gig.
The 62-year-old is set to helm the remake of The Wild Bunch, as well as co-write the script.
The original version of the Western was released in 1969 and follows an aging group of outlaws looking for one last hit as the traditional American West disappears around them and the Industrial Age takes over — only to be hunted by a former partner whom they double-crossed.
With a long-planned remake now coming to fruition, Warner Bros. has announced that the Braveheart filmmaker will take on directing and writing duties from Sam Peckinpah who both helmed the original and penned the screenplay.
Bryan Bagby will assist Mel with the script, while the Australian will also executive produce.
The original film starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, and Robert Ryan, though no cast members for the remake have been announced as yet.