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

The director of Suicide Squad is in early talks to direct the new Scarface film

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

While the reboot is still in the very early stages and does not even have a director yet, current reports suggest that the movie could end up being spearheaded by Suicide Squad's David Ayer. Ayer steps in for Antoine Fuqua, who couldn't fit it into his growing schedule.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that Rogue One star Diego Luna was going to pick up Tony Montana's chainsaw and mountain of cocaine, but it appears that the remake of a remake of a remake has found its director.

Ex-street cop Ayer doesn't Fear the Walking Dead, which is also shot in the neighborhood.

Is David Ayer a good choice to direct the new Scarface movie?

Aye, is now directing and producing Bright, which will also star Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez. It is unknown if his commitment to Scarface will effect his work on DC Films' Suicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens.

The movie - which has seen previous versions made in 1932 and 1983, the latter of which was directed by Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino - revolves around the story of a Cuban immigrant turned west coast gangster who rises to the top of the Miami underworld. That film was one of the major reasons Hollywood instituted the Code of Decency.

Dylan Clark is producing along with Netflix film boss Scott Stuber and original 1983 producer Martin Bregman. The film is now scheduled to debut in August 2018.

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