Executives at a major studio are confident that they are close to clinching a deal with Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart tying them to a remake of the 1967 gangster movie, Bonnie and Clyde.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a pair of romantically linked bank robbers who terrorised the mid west in prohibition era America, their crime spree drawing to a dramatic conclusion when they were ambushed by lawmen and liberally peppered with dozens of bullets.
The original Bonnie and Clyde movie starred Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty and was critically mauled in some quarters for its graphic depiction of Bonnie and Clyde thrashing about in their car as bullets riddled their bodies.
However, one insider told us that a grisly end for Pattinson and Stewart would not sit well with the production's target audience, so the script would probably be tweaked a little to allow the couple to drive off down a long isolated road into a glorious sunset.
A fan of the original movie, critic and bit part actor Wilbur Van Dieselfitter told SEN:
"I'm not very happy with the proposed changes to the end of the proposed movie. Any movie about Bonnie and Clyde must have a violent ending. That's the reality. Without that, it'd be like watching a version of Titanic where the ship doesn't sink."
More as we get it.