If you know your Westerns, 'The Wild Bunch' is up there as one of the classics of the genre and has been replicated countless times over in different settings.
Basically, any time you see a bunch of old guys out for one last score and they're not afraid to break the rules, it's basically an homage to 1969's 'The Wild Bunch', starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates and Edmond O'Brien. Gibson has been set by Warner Bros. to take on the challenge of remaking 'The Wild Bunch' for a new era after several attempts failed over the years.
Gibson's dance-card is beginning to fill up, as he's already signed on to direct 'Destroyer', a World War II naval epic that'll star Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, and has that long-awaited follow-up to 'The Passion Of The Christ' as well. Given that Warner Bros. are behind this, 'The Wild Bunch' is obviously going to have a top-line cast, though no specific details are available at the moment.
Westerns are undoubtedly beginning to make a comeback, as the success of the likes of 'Bone Tomahawk', HBO's 'Westworld' and even in gaming with 'Red Dead Redemption II' is clearly sparking renewed interest in the genre.
No release date has been set as of yet for 'The Wild Bunch' remake.