Peckinpah Convoy to get remake
The film, which originally starred Kris Kristofferson and Ernest Borgnine, will be directed for the second time by John Singleton, the man behind Boyz 'N The Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious and this year's sleeper hit Four Brothers.
The original, based on a country and western song, told the story of a group of truckers who take revenge on a small town sheriff by creating a mile-long convoy.
Singleton's version will be set in Afghanistan and follow a group of US truckers who head to the country, because of financial problems, to supply contractors in a war zone.
Peckinpah is mostly known for his westerns such as Ride The High Country, The Wild Bunch, The Ballad Of Cable Hogue and Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia.
One of his most notorious films was Straw Dogs. Starring Dustin Hoffman, the film tells the very bloody and violent story of a young American couple's run in with locals when they move to rural England.
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