David Ayer Has Script for Commando Reboot, May Direct
06.15.11 by REELZ
In the past month, we learned that producer John Davis is planning a remake of the 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, Commando. Assigned to the script was David Ayer, who has writing credits on The Fast and the Furious and Training Day and also directed Harsh Times and Street Kings. Now, it seems that Ayer has produced a finished script for Commando and is pursuing the opportunity to direct.
Collider recently interviewed Davis and asked about the progress of the project:
We have a really great script. You know, I don’t know if it really makes sense to call it Commando. Maybe it does or maybe doesn’t. It is the reboot of it and all of that stuff. It is David Ayer, who did Training Day. He wrote it and wants to direct it. It is there and it is a brilliant script. It is just waiting for the right moment for the studio to want to make it and finding the right actor.
Davis also indicated that the movie would be especially violent, saying that the script is written with a "hard R" rating in mind.
In addition to the Commando project, Ayer is currently at work directing his own script for the cop drama End of Watch. Jake Gyllenhaal is on board to star.