Filmmaker Tony Scott is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a remake of The Wild Bunch. The director is also in discussions to make Hell's Angels for 20th Century Fox, which will likely be his next project.
We reported back in January that The Wild Bunch is one of several Warner Bros. titles the studio is keen on remaking, although we haven't heard anything else about the project until now. Brian Helgeland will write the screenplay for this remake, which is still in early development.
As for Hell's Angels, Tony Scott wants Jeff Bridges to star in the biker drama, which is centered on the 2001 Laughlin riots, where the motorcycle gang became embroiled in a war with rival bikers The Mongols. Jeff Bridges will play Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, but since he already has a busy movie slate, if he agress to take on the part, Hell's Angels won't go before cameras until next spring, at the earliest. Hell's Angels also focuses on Sonny Barger's friendship with a young mechanic.