David Ayer In Early Talks to Direct 'Scarface' Remake for Universal


Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures'Scarface remake has found a director in David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Street Kings, End of Watch), replacing the previously-attached Antoine Fuqua (who coincidentally helmed Ayer's script for Training Day). So Ayer will be directing a rewrite of a script he originally penned, one that was obviously determined to be unsatisfactory, nearly as though he's recently been recognized for having filmed a script that wasn't good enough.

Earlier this year, Ayer admitted that Jared Leto's Joker should have been the film's main villain in Suicide Squad after one moviegoer was so frustrated by the lack of Leto in the film that he even threatened to sue Warner Bros for false advertising.

It was recently reported that Star Wars: Rogue One actor Diego Luna will play the Montana role in the new film. The new film will have a Los Angeles setting, with the script's most recent draft coming from the Coen brothers. Plus, it presumably keeps him away from Gotham City Sirens, a film I'd much rather see someone else - anyone else - step in to direct. Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 original, will return to produce again. A Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, the drama will be produced by Marc Shmuger (Lucy), Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series).

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Scarface, which is set for an August 2018 release, will be "a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 film versions", according to Deadline.

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