Dirty Dozen remake lands David Ayer of the Suicide Squad
Talks about a remake of the classic war drama The Dirty Dozen have been around Hollywood for over a decade and now it looks like it's finally back on track when Warner Bros. started talks with David Ayer of the Suicide Squad to write and direct the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The original film, released in 1967, followed Army Major General Sam Woren (Ernest Borgnine) as he was tasked with assembling a group of convicted Army criminals and training them to take on a mission to overthrow Nazi officers in a heavily manor house. protected. trade for your freedom. In addition to Borgnine, the film featured a cast that included Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland, among others.
Ayer, who explored the World War II genre at well-received Fury, previously cited Dozen as one of his main points of inspiration in developing the DC Extended Universe spinoff, Suicide Squad, which was a major financial success for the studio, but It has generally received bad reviews from critics and mixed reviews from the public. He had already been chosen to direct an independent sequel and the Gotham City Sirens spin-off, but James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) replaced him in the former, while the latter was postponed indefinitely in favor of Birds of Prey.
Sources report that, despite Ayer's familiarity with the genre, the studio and filmmaker seek to update Dozen to a modern audience and define it in contemporary times compared to the original World War II scenario.
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Simon Kinberg, the creative force behind much of Fox's X-Men franchise and producer of Murder on the Orient Express, has also signed to produce the remake.
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