Originally, Antoine Fuqua was supposed to direct, but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
David Ayer, a man known for his gritty and raw films, is in talks to direct the upcoming reboot of Scarface at Universal Studios.
According to the report, this remake will take inspiration from both previous Scarface movies but will be set in Los Angeles instead. Ayer is in post now on Netflix's Bright, the $90M Will Smith-Joel Edgerton pic scripted by Max Landis.
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.
Ok, Suicide Squad was pretty woeful but Ayer seems like he could be a good fit for the material.
Rogue One star Diego Luna is attached to play gangster Tony Montana with the Coen brothers writing most of the remakes recent rewrite.
The 1983 version of Scarface nabbed $65.9 million at the worldwide box office which was a modest haul while the film was on its way to becoming an iconic title filled with dialogue which would not soon be forgotten. 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). It's the second remake of the immigrant drug lord classic: The first version of the film debuted in 1932, and was remade in 1983 by Brian DePalma, starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.