Ridley isn’t the only member of the Scott clan taking on a high profile movie project this week. His brother Tony is currently in negotiations to direct a remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic The Wild Bunch.
The original film tells the story of an aging outlaw gang who are trying to cope with having outlived the wild west-era in which they thrived. And for as many critics who praised Peckinpah for the film’s story, themes and craftsmanship, there seems to have been an equal number who rose to condemn it for its levels of violence.
This puts another project onto Scott’s already crowded plate. He is currently trying to get Hell’s Angels ready to be his next film to be in front of the cameras. However, he has yet to lock down a star. Deadline is reporting that the director is interested in Jeff Bridges but hasn’t met with him yet. If Bridges were to sign on, Scott would have to wait until the actor films his comittments to R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and The Seventh Son. That would conceivable push the start of Hell’s Angels back to Spring 2012 or later.
Scott is also working on a remake of his 1986 hit Top Gun as well as the crime story Potzdamer Platz and an adaption of the John Grishman novel The Associate.