David Ayer the writer-director best known for his fantastic war film Fury and his subpar hot mess of a comic book movie, Suicide Squad, has been tapped to pen, helm and produce a suspense-thriller Six Years, based on a Harlan Coben bestselling novel of the same name.
The story follows Jake Fisher, a college professor who watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man six years ago. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. Six years later, he meets Natalie once again, at the funeral of her husband. Jake discovers that Natalie isn’t the woman he remembered her to be. Something’s changed, something’s not quite right, and Jake is determined to get to the bottom of it.
According to Collider, Ayer will produce with Chris Long through their Cedar Park banner, which just re-upped its TV deal with eOne after generating the Stephen Dorff series Deputy and Andrew Renzi‘s acclaimed documentary Ready for War about military veterans.
David Ayer’s career has been hit or miss since the get-go. Films like the found-footage crime-thriller End of Watch and the war picture starring Brad Pitt, Fury, prove that he’s a helmer of immense talent. But he’s also the same guy that brought us Sabotage and Suicide Squad. The first film he helmed for Netflix back in 2017, Bright, was a subpar film with a ton of wasted potential as well. So, fingers crossed, Six Years will see a return to form for Ayer.