By: John M Jerva
Well here’s another classic and iconic movie that probably doesn’t need the remake treatment but The Hollywood Reporter is bringing word that the long in development remake of The Dirty Dozen might be getting back on track and that Warner Bros. is in talks with Fury and Suicide Squad helmet David Ayer to helm the film.
Per THR: Dirty Dozen was the 1967 action movie that told of 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. The film, which starred Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charlies Bronson and Telly Savalas, among a host of others, set the mold for future “bad guys on a suicide mission” films.
Interesting enough, the remake will not take place during WWII and will instead take place today in a contemporary setting. Ayer, who hit a home run with the gritty Brad Pitt led Fury, is an expert in making these dark and brutal pictures so if anyone is hired to do this film, he’s a great choice. He is also known for directing Warner Bros. Suicide Squad which could be thought of as a superhero version of The Dirty Dozen and that film should have definitely kept things grounded with a more prominent villain that what they went with. Ayer also directed the equally down and dirty End Of Watch as well as Netflix’s Bright.
Ayer is also being sought after to pen the script and Simon Kinberg is set to produce. Kinberg recently directed the latest entry in the X-Men universe Dark Phoenix.
This project is still in the early stages so no other news is available but keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come!