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You would think with all the talent involved with Universal‘s remake of “Scarface,” it should have no problem getting made. However, the project is beginning to smell like there are too many creative visions that are clashing and the studio doesn’t know what they want. First, Antoine Fuqua signed up to direct, and Terrence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire“) came into polish the script. Continue reading ‘Scarface’ Remake Needs To Find Yet Another Director at The Playlist.

Universal has been very keen on getting their remake of “Scarface” in front of cameras, and have even set a release date for next year, and while they have a star in Diego Luna, they haven’t had a director. Antoine Fuqua had been attached for a while, but exited to focus on “The Equalizer 2,” and while David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water“) and Peter Berg (“Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day“) were said to be possible replacements, another name has landed the gig. Continue reading David Ayer Replaces Antoine Fuqua To Direct ‘Scarface’ Remake at The Playlist.

Over the past few years, the Coen Brothers have been happy to work on scripts for other directors. They penned “Gambit” starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz (which you probably forgot existed), put their touches on Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken” and Steven Spielberg‘s “Bridge Of Spies,” wrote George Clooney‘s forthcoming “Suburbicon,” signed up to write the internet thriller “Dark Web,” and now they’ve got another project they’ll give their Midas touch. Continue reading Coen Brothers Bring Pens To ‘Scarface’ Remake, Universal Eyes Replacements For Antoine Fuqua at The Playlist.

A remake/new version of “Scarface” has been in the works for a while now, but given the Trump administration’s outright hostility to immigrants and seeming to embrace to the kind of “war on crime” efforts that have been failing for decades, never has the material seemed so potent with political subtext. Whether or not that makes its way into the movie we’ll have to see, but certainly, there’s still an opportunity to make that happen. Continue reading Diego Luna Going From ‘Rogue One’ To Being A Rogue One In ‘Scarface’ Remake at The Playlist.

When Terence Winter was fired from “Vinyl” earlier this year (and it didn’t really matter, since the show was subsequently canceled) he didn’t waste much time turning toward other gigs. He’s penned by Andy Warhol biopic that will star Jared Leto and now he’s bringing his insight to the gangster’s life to a remake of one of the most important movies in the genre. Winter, who has famously written for “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” will put his pen on a polish of Jonathan Herman‘s (“Straight Outta Compton“) script for “Scarface.” The long-developing redo, now slated to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, will be set in contemporary Los Angeles, with a Mexican immigrant in the lead role. Continue reading ‘The Sopranos’ & ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Writer Terence Winter Polishing ‘Scarface’ Remake Script at The Playlist.

Screenwriter Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) is now attached to write the script for Antoine Fuqua’s Scarface remake.

The Magnificent Seven director, Antoine Fuqua, explains why now is the right time to retell the Scarface story on the big screen.

Training Day and The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua is in talks to helm the next big screen remake of the mobster classic Scarface.