Netflix has acquired the rights to “Six Years”, the adaptation of the Harlan Coben bestseller by the same name. They have tapped David Ayer (“Bright”) to script, direct and produce the film.
The title refers to the number of years that passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. With a heart broken, he throws himself into his career as a college professor, 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.
Ayer is currently in post-production for “The Tax Collector”, a gritty indie urban street drama he wrote and directed that stars Shia LaBeouf. While he will not direct the sequel for “Bright”, he co-wrote the script and will produce.
News via Deadline.