David Ayer Directing Harlan Coben Adaptation Six Years

David Ayer

by James White |
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A couple of days ago, news arrived that Louis Leterrier had signed on to direct theBrightsequel that Netflix has had in the works almost since the original landed on the streaming service. Which in turn, might have led some to wonder where David Ayer, who made the original, had vanished to. Turns out, he was just busy with other things, including work for Netflix, and has now announced his latest: an adaptation of Six Days by Harlan Coben.

The book arrived on shelves in 2013, and focuses on college professor Jake Fisher, who six years before the book starts, watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. With his heart broken, he throws himself into his career, while keeping a promise to leave her alone while he simmers in a slow building rage. His hopes rise when he reads that her husband died. Unable to help himself, he goes to the funeral and discovers the wife of the deceased man isn’t the woman he fell in love with. He becomes determined to find her and get the truth...

Netflix nabbed the rights to the tome for Ayer, who will write, direct and co-produced the finished film. At least, once he finishes up work on The Tax Collector, which sees him firmly back in End Of Watch crime thriller territory. The film, which stars Shia LaBeouf, is in post-production and doesn't yet have a release date.

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