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Suicide Squad Director David Ayer In Talks to Direct SCARFACE Remake

Suicide Squad Director David Ayer In Talks to Direct SCARFACE Remake

Universal has a release date (August 2018) and it has a star (Diego Luna, Rogue One) but it still doesn’t have anyone to direct the anticipated remake of the classic immigrant gangster story Scarface.

Now, David Ayer the director of the much maligned Suicide Squad from the DC Universe is in talks with the studio to get behind the camera, which also has the talent of the violence-experienced Coen Brothers.

Back in February we did an Exclusive story details on the upcoming project, which you can check out by CLICKING HERE!

While the first version of the film came out in the 1930s, it is the 1983 version with Al Pacino as the titular character and Brian De Palma at the helm that people are most familiar with. That version was written by Oliver Stone and told the tale of an immigrant turned gangster.


Ayer, who also directed the methodical and critically acclaimed Fury, is currently in post production for the Will Smith Netflix project titled Bright.

Despite the uneven outcome of Suicide Squad, Ayer seems a promising choice for Scarface. His past work shows an understanding of the sort of guttural, devastating feeling that these anxiety ridden violent movies are meant to engender.

Stay tuned.

Source: Deadline

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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