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David Ayer will no longer direct Universal's Scarface remake

07.12.2017

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All twelve of you who were looking forward to seeing what David Ayer could do with a remake of SCARFACE will likely be disappointed by the news that the SUICIDE SQUAD director has departed the project. Variety reports that Ayer will no longer direct the SCARFACE remake. Sources say that Netflix's aggressive schedule surrounding the release of David Ayer's BRIGHT forced the split, but THR adds that Ayer's take on the script was "too dark" for the studio.

Universal Pictures is still hoping to get the SCARFACE remake up and running by the fall, so they are currently casting a net to find a director who will be able to quickly take over the project. This isn't the first time that a director has left SCARFACE at the altar, as David Ayer actually took over the film from Antoine Fuqua, who had to leave the project earlier this year due to scheduling issues with his sequel to THE EQUALIZER. Diego Luna (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) is still attached to star in the film, but who knows what will happen once Universal narrows their search for what will be the third director of the SCARFACE remake.

Who would you like to see direct the SCARFACE remake now?

Before he departed, Antoine Fuqua had said that SCARFACE's story of an immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream is still just as relevant than ever, if not more so.

I read the script they have and it's actually really interesting and very timely. We're dealing with a lot of stuff now coming out of Mexico. And again, we still have those issues dealing with the "American Dream", and the fact that the game is rigged, right? It's not really an even playing field, but the promise is that it is. The promise is that everyone gets a fair shot, but that's not always the case. So that's always relevant, and right now with what's happening in Mexico, which is where [the main character] comes from -- he comes out of Mexico -- that's relevant, especially when you've got people talking about putting up walls and other kinds of stuff. We're still dealing with immigration, we're still dealing with what would turn someone into Scarface.

SCARFACE is set for an August 10, 2018 release.

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Source: Variety

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4:47PM on 07/14/2017
Considering Scarface is a remake with a Cuban character I'd much rather and love to see a remake with a black character and actor like Idris to play the role.
Considering Scarface is a remake with a Cuban character I'd much rather and love to see a remake with a black character and actor like Idris to play the role.
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3:42PM on 07/13/2017
Wait... How can 'Scarface' be TOO dark?
Wait... How can 'Scarface' be TOO dark?
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7:44AM on 07/13/2017
I'm just gonna say it shouldn't be this hard to make a Scarface movie. All you need is an immigrant named Tony who decides to become a criminal, remember the best friend, the sister, and the boss he ends up making his friend kill, and his boss' girlfriend he falls for. Have him murder his best friend. Have his sister get caught up in a final shootout between himself and... someone. I'm still in favor of another Scarface, because the first one was back in 1932, and the second one felt like it
I'm just gonna say it shouldn't be this hard to make a Scarface movie. All you need is an immigrant named Tony who decides to become a criminal, remember the best friend, the sister, and the boss he ends up making his friend kill, and his boss' girlfriend he falls for. Have him murder his best friend. Have his sister get caught up in a final shootout between himself and... someone. I'm still in favor of another Scarface, because the first one was back in 1932, and the second one felt like it was a complete reinvention. Reinventing the Scarface legend is what any remake needs to be willing to do.
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10:26PM on 07/12/2017

over-rated film

I can't stand this film. It hasn't aged well. I'm sick of hearing "say hello to my little friend." in every retrospective piece that award shows toss at us. Pacino in his most over-acting mode-ever. It's like folks that praise The Godfather (pt. 1&2, not 3) and can recite well-written dialogue. But those films are actually great! And they're even older!
I can't stand this film. It hasn't aged well. I'm sick of hearing "say hello to my little friend." in every retrospective piece that award shows toss at us. Pacino in his most over-acting mode-ever. It's like folks that praise The Godfather (pt. 1&2, not 3) and can recite well-written dialogue. But those films are actually great! And they're even older!
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10:31PM on 07/12/2017
I just re-read Fuqua's comments. Anyone choosing to chase that "American Dream" and push massive amounts of drug dealing and killing lives- they deserve severe punishment coming their way. "Game is rigged". He can't be serious? Great, another self-loathing director so detached from reality that he was trying to justify making this crap. Smart move to move on.
I just re-read Fuqua's comments. Anyone choosing to chase that "American Dream" and push massive amounts of drug dealing and killing lives- they deserve severe punishment coming their way. "Game is rigged". He can't be serious? Great, another self-loathing director so detached from reality that he was trying to justify making this crap. Smart move to move on.
6:40PM on 07/12/2017
I'm just not sure if this is a remake I need.
I'm just not sure if this is a remake I need.
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6:18PM on 07/12/2017

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I quit my Office-job and now I am getting paid 87 used hourly. How? I work Over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was Forced to try something different, 2 years after...I can say my life is changed-Completely for the better! ,,,,,, onlinecareer10.com
I quit my Office-job and now I am getting paid 87 used hourly. How? I work Over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was Forced to try something different, 2 years after...I can say my life is changed-Completely for the better! ,,,,,, onlinecareer10.com
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5:04PM on 07/12/2017
Diego Luna is an awful choice for Scarface, so hopefully this will motivate him to drop out too. Would love to see Oscar Isaac instead if they HAVE to remake the film.
Diego Luna is an awful choice for Scarface, so hopefully this will motivate him to drop out too. Would love to see Oscar Isaac instead if they HAVE to remake the film.
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