Although it is rumored that David Ayer will no longer be in charge of directing ‘Bright 2’, it seems that the projects do not stop coming to his table.
According to Deadline, the filmmaker stays on Netflix, where he will be responsible for writing, directing and producing an adaptation of ‘Six Years’, a novel by Harlan Coben.
‘Six Years’ tells the story of Jake Fisher, a college professor whose heart breaks after seeing Natalie, the love of her life, marry another man.
Six years later, he reads that Natalie’s husband has died, but when he attends the funeral, he discovers that the wife of the deceased man is not Natalie, which makes him decide to find her and discover the truth behind this matter.
At the moment, there is no cast or specific date for this shoot, but it certainly sounds like an interesting proposal for Ayer, to be replaced by Louis Leterrier (counterintelligence Agent’, ‘Transporter 2’) in the director’s chair in the sequel to ‘ Bright ‘.
In addition to this, David Ayer is currently in the post-production phase of his latest film, ‘The Tax Collector’, a thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, Lana Parrilla and Elpidia Carrillo, a tape for which no further details are known other than having been described as an “urban drama”.
Yesterday also has among his next projects ‘The Wild Bunch’, remake from ‘Wild Group’, a 1969 film that will take Mel Gibson to the big screen and of which Ayer has written the first version of the script.
Netflix has already adapted the Coben The Stranger (which I really liked) and Safe books, and the streamer will release a six-part Polish series based on the author’s mystery novel The Woods later this year.
My favorite adaptation of Coben is still the 2006 French film Tell No One, which Hollywood has been trying to redo for over a decade, without success.
He is surprised to see that the woman at the funeral is not the person he was involved with, a revelation that sets him on the path to unravel the mystery of his identity and his own memory.