Jaume Collet-Serra Passes on 'Suicide Squad 2' for Dwayne Johnson's 'Jungle Cruise'

The 'Shallows' helmer has passed on directing the 'Suicide Squad' sequel as he's been set to direct Disney's upcoming movie based on Disneyland's classic ride.

AceShowbiz - Warner Bros. has to continue its search for a director after Jaume Collet-Serra passed on directing "Suicide Squad 2". Deadline has reported that "The Shallows" helmer has been set by Disney to direct "Jungle Cruise", meaning that he is unavailable for the "Suicide Squad" sequel.

Warner Bros. has seemingly been struggling to find a suitable director to helm "Suicide Squad 2". Aside from previously announcing Collet-Serra as the frontrunner to direct the DC flick, the studio reportedly considered Mel Gibson, who eventually passed on the job, as well as "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer and the filmmaker behind "Warm Bodies", Jonathan Levine.

Meanwhile, Collet-Serra will direct Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in "Jungle Cruise" based on Disneyland's classic ride. While the theme park ride features a small riverboat that takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, exact plot details for the upcoming action-adventure movie are still kept under wraps.

Collet-Serra is a Spanish director who broke into Hollywood with his 2009 psychological thriller film "Orphan". He's also known for directing action thriller movies like "Unknown", "Non-Stop" and "Run All Night", all of which starred Liam Neeson whom the helmer is re-teaming with for upcoming "The Commuter".

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