Director David Ayer is about to give audiences a fresh spin on the classic film “Dirty Dozen” with a modern remake for Warner Bros.

Deadline reported that the “Suicide Squad” director would possibly tackle this as his next film project with Simon Kinberg producing under his company Genre alongside Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment. Ayer’s version, which he will also pen, will reportedly contain a "contemporary" feel and a "diverse cast."

The original 1967 film “The Dirty Dozen” was directed by Robert Aldrich and featured an all-star cast including Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and John Cassavetes. The movie followed U.S. Army Major assigned to lead a group of criminals on a top-secret mission to take out some high-ranking German officers during the height of World War II. The story was based on the book by E. M. Nathanson, which took some inspiration from the real-life group Filthy Thirteen. The film went on to spawn three TV film sequels starring Borgnine reprising his role as Major General Sam Worden from the original.

The upcoming remake is right up Ayer’s alley, as the director’s DC film “Suicide Squad” took on a similar concept with supervillains being the stars rather than criminals. Plus, most of his films have dealt with characters that have nothing to lose. The new film would share the same tone as Ayer’s earlier films like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Training Day,” according to Deadline. Warner Bros. is looking to start production sometime during the New Year.

Ayer has recently worked on the upcoming crime thriller “The Tax Collector,” which is currently waiting for release.

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"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer is pictured. Reuters
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