Warner Bros. and DC entertainment have been planning a feature film based on the legendary Task Force X,” better known as Suicide Squad, for many years. Now it seems it might be close to finally happening as The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon that End of Watch and Fury director David Ayer is circling the big screen adaptation of the villains-turned-heroes tale.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and The Jungle Book scribe Justin Marks was previously attached to write a script for the film, but that was reportedly put on the back burner following WB’s interest in developing the upcoming Justice League film.
Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.
Check back here for further updates on the film a soon as we learn them.