Antoine Fuqua is up, once again, to direct Scarface
Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Training Day) is once again up to direct the third theatrical version of the film Scarface, according to Deadline. Fuqua is reportedly talking to Universal Pictures about taking on the project. David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Bright) was up for the directing job after scheduling conflicts with Equalizer 2 lead Fuqua to drop out of the film, though he left shortly after the news broke. Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) was originally up for the lead role in Scarface, though that is up in the air because of the date change.
An explosive reimagining of one of the most iconic sagas in film history, Universal Pictures’ Scarface will shoot from a script polished by four-time Academy Award winners Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo). A Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, the drama will be produced by Marc Shmuger (Lucy), Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series). Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 film, serves in the same capacity in the telling of this generation’s Scarface, which the studio first brought to the screen in 1932.
The first theatrical Scarface made it to theaters in 1932 from director Howard Hawks and told the story of an Irish immigrant’s rise to power as a gangster in 1920s Chicago. The film was famously remade in 1983, directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone with Al Pacino in the lead role, shifting the focus to a Cuban refugee rising to power as a gangster in 1980s Miami.
Universal originally set the Scarface remake for Friday, August 10, 2018, but it is now without a release date. Are you guys interested in the new version of Scarface? Let us know in the comments.
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