Say Hello To The New Scarface Remake Director

Suicide Squad director to remake the perfect remake?

Scarface Remake
Universal Pictures

The Scarface remake nobody asked for may have found a new helmer in David Ayer.

According to Deadline, the Suicide Squad filmmaker is poised to take up the director's chair which Antoine Fuqua vacated due to scheduling conflicts.

You might wonder why Universal is pushing forward with a SECOND remake of Scarface, given that Brian De Palma's Al Pacino-fronted version is widely regarded as a definitive gangster classic.

Well, the studio has at least promised to deliver a "reimagined" take on the cocaine-fueled story, and with the Coen Brothers on scripting duties, there are reasons to be positive.

Diego Luna, recently seen gunning down Stormtroopers as Cassian Andor in Rogue One, will take on the lead role in the remake, a casting choice which appears to have gone down well - on social media, at least.

The original Scarface hit cinemas back in 1932, while the Pacino remake arrived in 1983 and made $65.9 million at the global box office.

Universal has penciled its reimagining in for August 10, 2018, which doesn't exactly give Ayer much time to play with. Let's hope his involvement in Scarface doesn't impact on his commitment to Suicide Squad spinoff, Gotham City Sirens.

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