‘Fury’ Director David Ayer in Negotiations for Warner Bros.’ ‘Suicide Squad’
Suicide Squad gets their own spin in the big screen, with “Fury” director David Ayer to helm the DC pic. For more details on this story read on.
From its success in the CW TV series Arrow, the super-villain-turned task force Suicide Squad will be getting their own movie treatment. According to Variety, helmer, David Ayer, who recently directed the WWII Brad Pitt-starrer pic, “Fury” was chosen to direct the said DC feature project.
Earlier it was rumored that CW Arrow’s Suicide Squad might get their own spin-off series as soon as 2015. The group that was featured on last season’s episode has received positive reception from viewers, which got the most responds to Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Harley Quinn in social media.
The team was also featured in the recently released DC animation; “Batman Assault on Arkham” set in the world of the Rocksteady Arkham Asylum video game series.
Warner has still not commented on the rumor, but Variety sources confirm that “the studio feels Ayer is a good fit for the dark and edgy film.” Moreover, the report does not confirm who would join the Suicide Squad line-up but says “the characters will likely have an opportunity to cross over between other DC properties and vice versa for non-Suicide Squad members appearing in this film.”
The most common members of Suicide Squad include Bronze Tiger and Deadshot although Batman villain Harley Quinn has become the face of the group since the launch of the New 52. The group is generally run by A.R.G.U.S director Amanda Waller, who will be featured as an antagonist in flashbacks and in the current day in the Arrow TV series. Arrow will resume on October 8, with the Flash debuting the day after.
David Ayer, who was known as the writer for the film“Training Day”, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. He was also the director and writer of the “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña and the upcoming war pic Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
Dan Lin is set to produce from a script penned by Justin Marks.
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