Scarface reboot has officially been placed on the fast track over at Universal as the studio is wasting no time in its search for a director. Report have it that David Ayer, director of Fury and Suicide Squad has entered talks to take point at the helm.Negotiations are ongoing, but this revelation means Ayer is now the first filmmaker to be linked with the project ever since Antoine Fuqua departed due to issues with scheduling. But there was some good news to counter the disappointment of losing the Training Day director: Rogue One‘s Diego Luna had climbed aboard to headline.
Luna is still involved in Universal’s long-gestating redo, thank the heavens, and assuming David Ayer and the Powers That Be at Universal reach some form of agreement over the coming weeks, we fully expect the studio to begin casting the net in search of new recruits.
Brian De Palma’s 1983 crime thriller is naturally still fresh in everyone’s memory, but Scarface stretches back further still – all the way back to 1932, when Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson crafted an engrossing gangster flick. Word is that Universal plans to relocate the famous immigrant story to Los Angeles, though there’s still nothing to report when it comes to an actual production start date.