Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

SCARFACE May Get Exactly The Director It Deserves

SCARFACE May Get Exactly The Director It Deserves

Originally, Antoine Fuqua was supposed to direct, but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Despite Ayer most recently being known for Suicide Squad, he does have some experience with crime dramas with movies like Street Kings and End of Watch.

After tackling supervillains with Suicide Squad, David Ayer is heading back to the streets of Los Angeles.

Aye, is now directing and producing Bright, which will also star Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez. It is unknown if his commitment to Scarface will effect his work on DC Films' Suicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens.

The first theatrical Scarface made it to theaters in 1932 from director Howard Hawks and told the story of an Irish immigrant's rise to power as a gangster in 1920s Chicago. That film was one of the major reasons Hollywood instituted the Code of Decency. So Ayer will be directing a rewrite of a script he originally penned, one that was obviously determined to be unsatisfactory, nearly as though he's recently been recognized for having filmed a script that wasn't good enough. Hell or High Water director David MacKenzie and Patriots Day helmer Peter Berg were also at one point circling the project. The latest version of the screenplay was written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men). Dylan Clark will produce via his Dylan Clark Productions, along with Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface film. Scarface has already been set for an August 2018 premiere.

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