David Ayer, director of Bright and Suicide Squad, is currently in talks to write and direct a remake of The Dirty Dozen for Warner Bros. Simon Kinberg, a producer for many of Fox’s X-Men movies and producer on Murder on the Orient Express, will be producing.
The Dirty Dozen is a classic action movie that follows a group of Army convicts criminals who are lead into a mission to take out Nazi officials in a heavily guarded chateau in exchange for their freedom. The original movie starred Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charlies Bronson, and Telly Savalas, and was crucial in the development in action movies and their heroes and villains. The new movie is said to be a more modern take and will not replicate the World War II setting.
Ayer’s films are notorious for their dark, gritty, and grimy. Films like the police drama End of Watch, the WWII tank drama Fury, DC Villianfest Suicide Squad, and most recently the fairy tale cop drama Bright are all examples of Ayer’s ability to bring out intense and shameless characters as well as settings.