With director/screenwriter David Ayer busy working on Harley Quinn's spin-off film, Gotham City Sirens, Warner Bros. is in need of a writer and a director for the Suicide Squad sequel — though it appears that the studio has locked down the former. On Wednesday, it was reported Adam Cozad, the writer of Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan, is in negotiations to pen the script.
As for a director, last we heard Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge, Braveheart) currently leads a shortlist that includes Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), but now, you can add one more name to that list.
During the latest edition of Meet The Movie Press, The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider revealed that he has heard from his sources that director Jaume-Collet Serra could be in the mix for Suicide Squad 2.
"He is a homegrown filmmaker, for Warner Bros," Sneider explained. "That's where he did House of Wax, Orphan (2009), Unknown (2011), Run All Night (2015). He delivers hits on a mid-sized budget. He can make a lot out of a little." He adds, "He's a slick director. He's a diverse hire. He just wrapped The Commuter, so his schedule is clear."
Although he hasn't directed a big-budget film yet, he was in contention for Paramount Pictures' Bumblebee spin-off film and Warner Bros. had enough faith him at one time to hire him to helm one of their many unmade live-action adaptations of Akira.
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Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?
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