David Ayer To Remake The Dirty Dosen
Warner Bros. has hired Suicide Squad and Fury director David Ayer to write and helm a remake of the action classic The Dirty Dozen. The film will also be produced by Simon Kinberg of the X-Men franchise.
The original Robert Aldrich-directed The Dirty Dozen was released in 1967 and starred Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Robert Webber, and Donald Sutherland.
The film is based on the E.M. Nathanson novel that was inspired by a real group called the Filthy Thirteen. The story is about a top-secret mission set before the Normandy Invasion. A group of hardened Army prisoners who “were trained to conduct a suicide mission, to stage an assault on a chateau in Brittany where dozens of high ranking German officers are meeting. The hope is that eliminating the leaders will help with the pending D-Day invasion. Those who survive are offered pardons.”
Could be fun, but remakes of classic films aren’t always up to scratch *cough* The Italian Job *cough*