‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer in Talks for ‘Scarface’ Reimagining

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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 Palma’s classic, but it’s unknown at this time whether he will still topline, now that the project is courting a new director.

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The Coen brothers recently polished the script. Terence Winter had penned an earlier version.

The new “Scarface,” will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions and Scott Stuber. Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 original, will return to produce again. The studio first bought rights to “Scarface” in 1932.

Exec VP of production Jon Mone and VP of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

The film is set to bow on August 10, 2018.

Ayer most recently directed Netflix’s fantasy cop thriller “Bright,” starring Will Smith. He is repped by CAA.

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  1. Ben says:

    Lets just say it, he is not a very good director.
    No, there was not a diamond hidden somewhere in Suicide Squad.
    And the insistence in Hollywood on non original properties is just pathetic.

  2. NO MOAR REBOOTS says:

    NO MORE REBOOTS/REMAKES!! ESPECIALLY FROM THIS IDOTIC NECKBEARD WHO BROUGHT US THE GODAWFUL SUICIDE SQUAD MOVIE

    • JoeM says:

      It is common knowledge that the Suicide Squad movie that was released was NOT David Ayers version. The movie was taken away from him and re-edited by the Trailer Park company. Blame them and Warners, not Ayers. We never got to see his film.

  3. kenneth henson says:

    You have to admit Hollywood epitomizes the ability to recycle.

  4. LOL says:

    Oh man, get an auteur into make this. Give it to Mel Gibson. Don’t hire a yes man. In fact, who cares; movies suck now anyway.

    • Harcus J says:

      Awww come on man!
      You aren’t excited to see the next 4 comic book movies coming out?
      Its only 18$ of your hard earned money.
      Come on. take a risk………

  5. G Maritz says:

    wow. what a waste. remakes ***NEVER** live up to the original.
    Its worthless to see a remake.
    A waste of time an money!
    What’s next remaking STARWARS?

  6. Timo casar says:

    Werent sure the remake would be crap? This confirms it!

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