Hollywood maverick David Ayer has had quite a year with the release of the blockbuster super-villain action film Suicide Squad, as well as finishing production on his highly anticipated Netflix original fantasy cop thriller Bright. Showing no signs of slowing down, the director has now been tapped to direct Margot Robbie in her all-female superhero film Gotham City Sirens.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Ayer is now signed to the project which will follow the misadventures of three of the DC Universe’s biggest villainesses: Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. The film will be adapted from the recent graphic novel series by noted Batman writer Paul Dini and artist Guillem March, while up and coming screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who has penned the scripts for the big budget Tomb Raider adaptation and Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr.’s forthcoming Sherlock Holmes 3, is writing the adaptation for Ayer.
Ayer took to his Twitter account to highlight his casting with a simple, yet to the point illustration of his three main protagonists.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) December 14, 2016
In addition to Gotham City Sirens, production is also moving quickly on Suicide Squad 2, and there are now new rumours of a solo Deadshot film as well.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter