Shortly after Ridley Scott anounced that he's doing a new Blade Runner movie, his brother Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance, Crimson Tide) has given an update on his new projects as well. Deadline reports that not only is Tony Scott eager to revisit Top Gun at some point in the near future – sigh – but he's also working on a Hell's Angels movie (for which Scott is seeking Jeff Bridges to star, depending on his schedule) and a remake of Sam Peckinpah's Western classic The Wild Bunch. Alas, he will probably not combine all three to create the world's first Western starring a motorcycle gang in fighter jets… which would be the best movie ever.
Of course, the significance of The Wild Bunch would be diminished these days. Peckinpah's classic might not have been the first violent Western (Sergio Corbucci's Django pre-dates it by about three years), but it brought the darkness to America with an all-star cast of heroic figures like William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. David Ayer (Training Day) once turned in a draft of the remake, but now it appears that L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland will be turning in the latest draft.
Personally, we're more fascinated by a follow-up to Top Gun. Remake? Sequel? The Next Generation? And will the new movie have as much homosexual subtext as the original? Is that even possible?
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