David Ayer compares Suicide Squad to The Dirty Dozen

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David Ayer

According to director David Ayer, the 2016 movie 'Suicide Squad' will be like "a Dirty Dozen with supervillains".

David Ayer says new movie 'Suicide Squad' is like 'The Dirty Dozen'.

The 'Fury' director has spoken about his vision for the eagerly-awaited movie based on the DC comic and revealed he's excited by the prospect of working in the genre.

Asked to explain the plot of the new film, he told Empire: "I can say that it's a Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, 'Does a movie really need good guys?'"

He continued: "I love the passion [comic book fans] have for these characters and these worlds.

"I think there's something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences."

The 46 year old is keen to explore the comic book genre, saying: "It's a secular religion in that regards. The mythology that these characters represent - the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth - is intriguing to me. I can't wait to start exploring those corridors."

The plot of 'Suicide Watch', which is set for release in 2016, concerns a team of villains employed by the US government to undertake black ops missions.

Meanwhile, 'The Dirty Dozen' - which was released in 1967 - concerns a World War II commando squad featuring a group of convicts.

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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