David Ayer In Early Talks To Direct 'Scarface' Reboot

Scarface Remake Targets Suicide Squad Director David Ayer

Over the last few months, the director's chair has become something of a revolving door with Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton), Pablo Larrain (No) and Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) all involved in some capacity at one point or another.

David Ayer could be saying hello to Universal's Scarface reboot.

Universal has dated the Scarface remake for Friday, August 10, 2018.

According to the report, this remake will take inspiration from both previous Scarface movies but will be set in Los Angeles instead. So Ayer will be directing a rewrite of a script he originally penned, one that was obviously determined to be unsatisfactory, nearly as though he's recently been recognized for having filmed a script that wasn't good enough.

Diego Luna is still attached to play the west coast Latino gangster, with the Coen brothers penning the most recent rewrite of the remake.

Earlier this year, Ayer admitted that Jared Leto's Joker should have been the film's main villain in Suicide Squad after one moviegoer was so frustrated by the lack of Leto in the film that he even threatened to sue Warner Bros for false advertising. 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.

Ok, Suicide Squad was pretty woeful but Ayer seems like he could be a good fit for the material. Watching the often fresh-faced Luna undergo that transformation just might be enticing enough to overshadow the fact that Brian De Palma's 1983 version of this story that starred Al Pacino is an ugly, overrated mess of a film.

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