How ‘The Wild Bunch’ Made Killing Gut-Wrenchingly Real

The climactic shootout of The Wild Bunch lasted five hellish minutes, and after it was over, violence in the movies was never the same. In 1968, director Sam Peckinpah took a film crew to Mexico to shoot scenes for The Wild Bunch. At the time, his reputation in Hollywood was pretty much shot. He had … Read more

How ‘Wild Bunch’ director Sam Peckinpah made the quintessential Western

To W.K. Stratton’s way of thinking, The Wild Bunch is the perfect movie Western. Well, almost perfect. The Austin-based author of The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film (Bloomsbury, $28) is obsessed with every nuance of the 1969 classic — even the boneheaded mistake. The Wild … Read more

Premieres USA (02/21/2020) – Harrison Ford is back with ‘The Call of the Wild’

This weekend it hits US cinemas (and also Spanish) ‘The call of the wild‘, new film by director Chris Sanders (‘The Croods‘) featuring Harrison Ford (‘Blade Runner 2049‘) as the main star. A hybrid of live action and animation, the film is inspired by the famous 1903 novel written by Jack London. With a fairly … Read more

Everything We Know (So Far) About Mel Gibson’s Wild Bunch Remake

Sam Peckinpah’s ultra-violent 1969 western epic The Wild Bunch is the latest movie classic to be given the remake treatment by Hollywood. The Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge’s Mel Gibson has been hired to direct the movie and rework a script that the studio had already been working from for a while. RELATED: … Read more

The Wild Bunch at 50: the enduring nihilism of Sam Peckinpah’s western | Westerns

Present day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s off-the-wall western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. Two orgies of bullets bookend the adventure of an outlaw gang on the Mexican border, setting a new standard for the depiction of violence in its day that persists as dizzyingly intense … Read more

Wild Bunch International unveils 2021 French slate (exclusive) | News

Wild Bunch International (WBI) is launching new films by Arnaud Desplechin, Claire Denis, Quentin Dupieux and Julia Ducournau at next week’s Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema. As per company tradition, the Paris-based sales powerhouse has unveiled most of its French line-up for the coming year ahead of the annual event. The Rendez-vous is taking place … Read more

Wild Bunch launches ‘The New Toy’ starring Daniel Auteuil and Jamel Debbouze (exclusive) | News

Wild Bunch International (WBI) has boarded sales on director James Huth’s comedy The New Toy, co-starring Daniel Auteuil and Jamel Debbouze. A remake of Francis Veber’s 1976 comedy The Toy, it revolves around a journalist who becomes the plaything of the son of his newspaper baron boss but uses the situation to open the young … Read more

Wild Bunch’s Cannes slate to showcase new projects from Dario Argento, Arnaud Desplechin and the Dardennes (exclusive) | News

Wild Bunch International (WBI) has unveiled one of its biggest Cannes slates to date as it gears up for its first trip to the Croisette in two years. As well as 10 Cannes selections (as of June 15), it also features upcoming projects from Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and fellow Cannes laureate … Read more

Wild Bunch International, Gebeka Films launch joint animation sales label | News

Paris-based sales powerhouse Wild Bunch International (WBI) and leading French animation distributor Gebeka Films are joining forces to create joint animation world sales label Gebeka International. “The long-term goal is to handle sales on five to six big independent animated features with festival and awards potential a year,” explained WBI co-head Vincent Maraval. He will … Read more

Wild Bunch International stands tall with 11 movies and more in Cannes

06/07/2021 – Four Palme d’Or contenders coming courtesy of Julia Ducournau, Nabil Ayouch, Sean Penn and Justin Kurzel sparkle in the line-up, alongside works by Folman, Desplechin, Noé and many, many more Titanium by Julia Ducournau Hunting on familiar ground under the aegis of Vincent Maraval, French firm Wild Bunch International (WBI) are arriving at … Read more