"The Shallows" helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is the frontrunner to direct Warner Bros' "Suicide Squad" sequel.
The studio is eyeing a mid-2018 start for the sequel to its 2016 action movie that grossed USD 745.6 million worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warners initially circled Mel Gibson to direct the project, but script delays pushed the production start and Gibson moved on.
David Ayer directed the initial outing, which featured an all-star cast that included Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.
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