SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer is in Talks to Helm SCARFACE Remake
It looks like Universal Pictures has found the director they want to helm their remake of Scarface. According to Variety, David Ayer is currently in negotiations with the studio, and you know what? He would be a great choice! This is the kind of film that fits his filmmaking style.
Before Suicide Squad, Ayer wrote and directed films such as Training Day, S.W.A.T., Harsh Times, End of Watch, Sabotage, and Fury. A lot of those films deal with the corrupt world of law enforcement and the gang world.
Rogue One star Diego Luna is attached to star in the movie in the role previously played by Al Pacino. This new film is described as a "reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on a Mexican immigrant."
Antoine Fuqua, the director of Training Day, was original set to direct the project but he dropped out. As for the script by Terence Winter, it was recently polished up by the Coen brothers, which means the script might actually be good.
I think Ayer is a solid choice for the film. Personally, I like the original film, but I'm not as hardcore a fan as some people. My gangster/mob movie of choice is The Godfather. Which never ever should be remade!
Scarface is set to be released on August 10th, 2018.