Antoine Fuqua is in talks with Universal to direct a re-imagining of the classic crime film "Scarface." The remake would be the third iteration of the story done by Universal. The first film was made in 1932 with director Howard Hawks and Paul Muni, and then second one in 1983 with director Brian DePalma and Al Pacino.
The new movie will take cues from the immigrant rags to riches story, but instead will be set in contemporary Los Angeles, according to Deadline. The most recent draft of the script was penned by Jonathan Herman. David Ayer and Paul Attanasio wrote previous versions of the screenplay as well. The film is a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production. Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark are attached to produce. Also, a producer from the 1983 film, Marty Bregman, will produce the upcoming remake that has been a high priority for Universal. Universal's Executive VP of Production Jon Mone, and VP of Production Jay Polidoro will be overseeing the project.
Fuqua is no stranger to crime movies. Some of his other significant film credits include "Training Day," "The Equalizer," and the upcoming movie "The Magnificent Seven." With this kind of experience in making quality crime films, Universal believes Fuqua is the right director to re-introduce another version of the "Scarface" story to the world.
Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" is a Sony Pictures and MGM co-production scheduled for a September 23 release. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard.
Do you think Antoine Fuqua is the right director for the "Scarface" remake? Or do you think there is another director more suited for the upcoming film?