According to Jeff Sneider on the latest addition of Meet The Movie Press, Jaume-Collet Serra
is now another name in the running for the Suicide Squad follow-up. He directed Blake Lively in shark thriller The Shallows
, but his other credits are mostly made up of fun action movies starring Liam Neeson like Unknown
, and Run All Night
. So, definitely not a bad choice then.
Sneider points out that Collet-Serra was previously attached to helm Warner Bros.' stalled Akira adaptation and notes that he's represented by the same agency as Robbie. That could help make the transition of him taking over here much easier, though it's still obviously very early days, so as with Gibson, we'd best not start getting too excited just yet.