It's a big day for the Scott brothers! Earlier today it was announced that Ridley Scott would direct a new Blade Runner movie, which got fans like myself crazy excited. Now it being reported that his partner and brother Tony Scott is looking to direct a remake of the 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch. Regardless of this being a remake, Tony Scott directing a western could turn out to be pretty damn cool.
The Wild Bunch is one of my favorite westerns, and I have no problem with a remake as long as it turns out to be awesome. Remember, 3:10 to Yuma was a remake and it turned out to be a great film. The story follows an aging group of outlaws looking for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. The original film starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan and Warren Oates.
Before Scott takes a trip to the old west, he will direct a film called Hell's Angels which he is currently developing. He is hoping to get Jeff Bridges on board to play gang leader Sonny Barger, but he has yet to meet with the actor. Bridges would be awesome in the role though!
Hell's Angels is set around the Laughlin Nevada riots of 2001 when the Angels were caught up in a war with rival gang The Mongols. The drama revolves around a friendship that develops between Barger and a young drifter mechanic with a gift for fixing motorcycles.
On top of that Scott is still working on developing a new Top Gun movie. Scott's got a lot of stuff going on, and it all sounds like the would make for pretty cool movies, a couple other movies his name has been attached to are Nemesis, Potzdamer Platz, and The Associate. what do you all think?