David Ayer made waves over the last few years with gritty action films like Suicide Squad and Bright. Due to that reputation, THR reports that Warner Bros. has tapped the acclaimed filmmaker to helm its remake of the classic film The Dirty Dozen.
Originally released in 1967, The Dirty Dozen starred Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Charlies Bronson. It, like Suicide Squad, told the story of convicts who get coerced into embarking on a suicide mission to take out Nazi officials in a heavily guarded camp in exchange for their freedom. Given the film’s synopsis, Ayer is certainly qualified to tell this kind of story on the big screen.
Per the report, the remake will not mirror its WWII counterpart. Instead, it will take place during a more contemporary time period. Fans will note that the reigns to the sequel to Ayer’s original Suicide Squad have been handed to James Gunn. Perhaps this will give the director the chance to give fans what they feel he missed during the 2016 DC film.
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