Did anybody even know they were remaking Scarface? A lot of people shit on Hollywood for the lack of original ideas, but if you can make a good remake, I’m all for it. But I have a tough time believing they could make a new Scarface that’s even half as good as the Al Pacino version.
Universal’s reimagining of the classic gangster pic Scarface looks to have hit small bump in the road, as sources tell Variety that director Antoine Fuqua has departed the project.
Insiders say Sony and Denzel Washington want a sequel to The Equalizer very quickly and need Fuqua back to being prepping the film, which caused conflicted with the Scarface schedule. Universal still wants the film up and running by the spring, and has already begun meeting with directors so production won’t be affected.
Sources have also told Variety that Diego Luna, star of Rogue One is attached to star.
The Scarface reboot will be produced by Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production. Marty Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface film, will also produce.
The Sopranos writer and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter wrote the most recent draft of the script, which is a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films, but the new version will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on a Mexican immigrant.