Jonathan Herman wrote the most recent draft, with earlier drafts written by Paul Attanasio and David Ayer.
The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, and will be produced by Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark. Marty Bregman, producer of the 1983 “Scarface” film, will also produce.
The pic is a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles.
Exec VP of Production Jon Mone and VP of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.
Fuqua (“Training Day”, “The Equalizer,” “Southpaw”) is currently awaiting release on Sony’s “The Magnificent Seven.” He is repped is represented by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.