I'd settle for Alex Cox if I weren't a Dutchman
I always thought Paul Verhoeven would make an excellent western, prefarably one set in the aftermath of the Civil War
Ride with the devil would've been a better movie had he directed it. It's not really a bad movie as it is, but it lacks something, it's too clean, too nice.
I have my doubts about Gibson; somehow I don't identify his style as appropriate to western movies. Scorsese's style ditto. A Tarantino western would be too derivative to work. It could only work if he would try to make a real spaghetti western, instead of a post modern homage to it. Send him with a tiny budget, two cheap American actors, a script written by an obscure Italian author and a non-English speaking crew to Almeria. Let the actors change the dialogues, if necessary, don't let Quinten touch the script, muzzle him, tie his writing hand to his director's chair, tell him to film the f*** script and do it quick
Now that could work