After lending his talents to write The Legend of Tarzan for Warner Bros., Adam Cozad is once again in negotiations with the studio, this time to pen the sequel to Suicide Squad.
The follow-up has been a high priority for Warner Bros., which made overtures to several directors, including Mel Gibson. Currently, no filmmakers are attached to the project as the studio focuses on nailing down a story.
David Ayer wrote and directed the 2016 movie, which starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jared Leto. Although the picture faced some production hurdles and a somewhat polarizing response, it grossed $745 million worldwide – enough to fast-track a follow-up.
While Ayer is not returning for the sequel, he is developing Gotham City Sirens. The project reunites him with Robbie and focuses on the female villains of the DC Universe.
Cozad previously co-wrote Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine and penned Underwater - the adventure movie heating up at FOX starring Kristen Stewart. He also worked on the adaptation of Bloodshot and the Charlize Theron spy thriller, The Gray Man. His Tarzan film, which starred Alexander Skarsgård and Robbie, grossed over $356 million worldwide.