Suicide Squad director doing mystery Netflix film

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The director of Suicide Squad is adapting yet another Harlan Coben novel for Netflix.

Following the success of titles including The Five, The Stranger and Safe; Deadline reports that director David Ayer is lined up to take charge of Coben's mystery thriller Six Days for the streaming giant.

Six Days follows the tale of a college professor who checks up on the former love of his life only to discover that she's not the woman he remembers and from there, is determined to get to the truth and find the woman he lost.

Ayer will serve as director, writer and producer on the film alongside Chris Long through their Cedar Park banner.

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The surprise team up between Coben and Ayer comes as Louis Leterrier takes on the sequel to the latter's Netflix debut Bright, while the sequel to Ayer's much debated 2016 Suicide Squad movie has been taken up by Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn.

The Six Days announcement also comes as another Coben adaptation prepares to hit Netflix.

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Based on Coben's 2007 novel of the same name, The Woods follows a Warsaw prosecutor re-examining the disappearance of his sister 25 years earlier after a body possibly linked to the case is found.

The six-part Polish adaptation will premiere on Netflix worldwide on June 12.

Six Days will stream on Netflix.

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