Deadline exclusively reports that Antoine Fuqua is in talks with Universal to direct a re-imagining of Scarface.
Fuqua, who has directed the upcoming Western remake of The Magnificent Seven set to come out in September, is in negotiations to direct another remake in Scarface, which will be the third iteration of the crime classic. The original Scarface came out in 1932 with Paul Muni in the starring role and Howard Hawks in the directors chair, then the story was retold/re-imagined in 1983 with Brian De Palma serving as the director and Al Pacino in the starring role.
This version will borrow the immigrant rags-to-riches story but will present itself in contemporary Los Angles. The most recent draft of the script was penned by Jonathan Herman, with previous versions being written by Paul Attanasio and David Ayer. The project is seen as a priority for Universal, with Bluegrass Films and Global Produce set to cover production, with Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark and Marty Bregman serving as Producers (Marty Bergman was also a Producer on the 1983 Scarface version).