‘Equalizer’ Director Antoine Fuqua Circling ‘Scarface’ Remake

Image via Universal Pictures
Image via Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has another remake of Scarface in the works, and they might have their director.

Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day, Shooter, Southpaw, The Equalizer, and the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, is circling the helm.

According to Deadline, Fuqua has entered talks with the studio to direct a reimagining of Scarface, which was first brought to life in 1932 with Howard Hawks directing Paul Muni in the lead role. Most will know of the first remake, which saw Al Pacino in the lead with Brian De Palma at the helm.

The new iteration of Scarface will be set in contemporary L.A. and will once again hold a rags-to-riches story. This regimagining has been in the works for some time now, and was said to be focusing on a Mexican immigrant when Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín (Tony ManeroPost Mortem) was in negotiations to direct. There’s no word as to whether that angle is still on the table.

The most recent draft of the screenplay comes from Jonathan Herman, who recently earned himself an Oscar nomination for co-writing Straight Outta Compton.

This remake, which has Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark and Marty Bregman (producer of the ’83 version) attached to produce, is said to be a priority for Universal, so one can imagine an official word on who will be directing sometime soon.

Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, opens in the U.S. on September 23 and arrives in Australia on September 29.

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