“Suicide Squad,” “Fury” and “End of Watch” director David Ayer is in negotiations to pen and direct a remake of iconic 1967 war film classic “The Dirty Dozen” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The original film is set in WW2 and follows a group of Army convicts, the worst of the worst, who are coerced into a mission to take out Nazi officials in a heavily guarded chateau in exchange for their freedom.
Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charlies Bronson and Telly Savalas among others starred and, combined with the two famed Alistair Maclean adaptations “The Guns of Navarone” in 1961 and Spielberg’s beloved 1969 classic “Where Eagles Dare,” set the template for the ‘bad men on a suicide mission’ genre.
The new film will reportedly NOT replicate the World War II setting of the original but will be a contemporary story. Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” “Murder on the Orient Express”) is producing.
Source: Heat Vision