David Ayer In Early Talks to Direct 'Scarface' Remake for Universal

David Ayer

David Ayer In Early Talks to Direct 'Scarface' Remake for Universal

Now, David Ayer the director of the much maligned Suicide Squad from the DC Universe is in talks with the studio to get behind the camera, which also has the talent of the violence-experienced Coen Brothers. Diego Luna is attached to star, and the film is scheduled for release in August 2018.

Ex-street cop Ayer doesn't Fear the Walking Dead, which is also shot in the neighborhood. Ayer's directorial resume extends to End of Watch, the Brad Pitt-lead Fury, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sabotage. "I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time", he added, before insisting "there isn't a secret edit of the film with a bunch of [extra] Joker scenes".

The movie - which has seen previous versions made in 1932 and 1983, the latter of which was directed by Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino - revolves around the story of a Cuban immigrant turned west coast gangster who rises to the top of the Miami underworld. THR reports that other directors who were looking at the project were David MacKenzie (Hell of High Water) and Peter Berg (Patriot's Day).

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Another reason he's a solid fit: Ayer already has a history with this project, having written a draft of the screenplay. The film is now scheduled to debut in August 2018.

Dylan Clark of War for the Planet of the Apes is on board to produce the film with Scott Stuber of Netflix and the 1983 film's producer Martin Bregman.

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