Jaume Collet-Serra is being eyed by Warner Bros. to direct a sequel to their supervillain ensemble film, "Suicide Squad." Collet-Serra is the front-runner to helm "Suicide Squad 2" as the studio wanted someone new behind the camera in place of David Ayer who directed the original, Variety reported. In February, Mel Gibson was in talks to direct with sources stating that the 61-year-old was familiarizing himself with the material. Collet-Serra is best known for directing 2009 thriller "Orphan," "Non-Stop" starring Liam Neeson in 2014 and shark movie "The Shallows" with Blake Lively in 2016. Collet-Serra recently became attached to drama "Waco" with a script by "Zero Dark Thirty's" Mark Boal and "Kubo and the Two Strings'" Marc Haimes, Deadline reported. Released in August 2016, "Suicide Squad," starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker, followed a band of criminals who team up to do the government's dirty work in exchange for lighter sentences. Panned by critics, the film was still a financial success grossing $745 million worldwide. Ayer has since moved onto developing "Gotham City Sirens," which would bring back Robbie as Harley Quinn alongside fellow Batman villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy.