If you're David Ayer, what do you do after making Suicide Squad?
It's not an easy question to answer, given the critical mauling the film received, and the reported behind-the-scenes struggles of directing it, but now Netflix have revealed what Ayer will be doing next - and it looks a fair bit like his last movie.
Set in an alternate universe where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time, the movie will follow two police officers from very different backgrounds.
Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling their enemies and themselves, they're forced to work together to protect a young female elf and a forgotten but potentially destructive relic. You can check out the first teaser for the movie, which also stars Noomi Rapace, here:
Will Smith is playing another world-weary type with cool eyewear, so basically Deadshot, while the following screengrab shows that Killer Croc is apparently in the movie too, wielding a shotgun:
And not content with one Harley Quinn, it looks like there could be a pair of 'em here:
Aside from the Suicide Squad vibe - which is present even without the similar appearances mentioned above - there's also a bit of a True Detective feel to it. It looks super weird, and the premise backs that up. It's worth remembering, however, that Ayer had made a couple of excellent movies prior to Suicide Squad, and without much interference might get the chance to remind us all of that here.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.