'Scarface,' gangster movie remake with Diego Luna attached to star, will seek to replace 'Suicide Squad' director, whose take was said to be 'too dark'
David Ayer is in negotiations to direct Universal’s “Scarface” reimagining. Variety first reported that Antoine Fuqua left the director’s chair. Sources reveal that the studio is now very close to landing a new helmer. Diego Luna, who starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” had been attached to play the role made famous by Al Pacino in Brian De... Read more »
Universal’s reboot of the classic gangster pic Scarface looks to have hit another bump in the road, as sources tell Variety that director Antoine Fuqua has departed the project. Insiders say Sony and Denzel Washington want a sequel to Equalizer very quickly and need Fuqua back to being prepping the film, which caused conflicted with the Scarface schedule. Universal still wants the film up and running by the spring, and has already begun meeting with directors so production won’t be affected.
Say hello to my little friend — again. Universal is moving forward with its 'Scarface' remake and has tapped 'Straight Outta Compton' writer Jonathan Herman to do the rewrite.