According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer-producer David Ayer is in final negotiations to direct an update of The Wild Bunch for Warner Bros. Pictures based on his own script.

Jerry Weintraub is producing for his Warner Bros.-based shingle Jerry Weintraub Prods. Weintraub Prods.' Susan Ekins and Mark Vahradian are executive producing.

The 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.

Brian B.