Universal’s Scarface reboot is still struggling as it’s just lost yet another in a long string of possible directors. The studio has just parted ways with David Ayer, just two months after it was first reported that he’d been in talks to join the project.
A new Scarface remake doesn’t sound all that exciting, but a new Scarface remake directed by Antoine Fuqua — now that had some potential, especially with Diego Luna in the title role. You could easily envision Fuqua’s take on the iconic gangster story (which famously served as the basis for two classic films), and at the very least, it would be a good-looking, fairly entertaining film. Unfortunately, Fuqua dropped out of the project a while back, and we’re a little skeptical about his potential replacement.
There is a whole lot going on with Universal’s Scarface reboot. Today brought a few big announcements: first off, Joel and Ethan Coen, who are script doctors in their own right, have been tapped to rework the screenplay. The two have previously polished the scripts of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. But we’re not done yet. While Antoine Fuqua exited the project to focus on the Equalizer sequel, the film is close to landing a new director, and Peter Berg and Hell or High Water’s David Mackenzie are frontrunners.
Depending on your point of view, today’s good news / bad news situation might be a good news / good news type of thing — Antoine Fuqua has dropped out of the long-developing Scarface remake, and though the director’s chair is now vacant, the project does have a very talented actor to lead it: Diego Luna, who most recently co-starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The Magnificent Seven hits theaters next month, but Antoine Fuqua is already eyeing another remake of a beloved classic. The director is reportedly in talks to helm a new remake of Brian De Palma’s 1983 film Scarface, which — like Magnificent Seven — was itself a remake of an earlier film. Remakes of remakes of remakes: It’s the wave of the future.
'Scarface' is being remade yet again. The film, which began life on the screen in 1932 as a classic gangster story was remade by Brian De Palma in the 1983 film starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who goes from street dealer to drug kingpin. Universal, which already has a script for the contemporary remake, has found a director: Pablo Larrain, a Chilean director, most recently known for his crit
Released in 1983, Brian De Palma's 'Scarface' starred Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana, who comes to Miami in the 1980s and goes from low-level street dealer to incredibly powerful drug kingpin. With a script by Oliver Stone and a cast that included rising star Michelle Pfeiffer, the movie was a commercial success, with filmmakers like Martin Scorsese praising what went on to become one of
This article brings two very surprising revelations. One: Universal Pictures is planning a remake of 'Scarface,' the character made infamous by the 1932 and 1983 classic gangster films. Two: In one of the strangest pairings of material and director, the studio has evidently turned to David Yates, director of three 'Harry Potter' films, to do the job.
It's hard to get upset about a remake of Brian De Palma's 1983 film 'Scarface,' if only because it was a remake of Howard Hawks's 1932 film of the same name. But a second remake is moving forward, and Universal proved it by hiring a new writer.