Hollywood Gang Productions has made a deal to remake The Wild Geese, the 1978 film about a group of British mercenaries who are contracted to free an imprisoned African leader, according to Variety.

Rupert Sanders is attached to direct. Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari will produce. Discussions are under way to bring the film to Warner Bros., where Nunnari was a producer on 300.

Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris starred in the original, which was based on Daniel Carney's unpublished novel "The Thin White Line."

"It has it all: great characters, action, plot twists and revenge," Sanders said. "We are making a tough film, taking ex-British soldiers from the murky London underworld to the battlefields in Africa."