March 21, 2023

David Ayer To ‘Say Hello To My Little Friend’ To Direct ‘Scarface’?


Has Universal Pictures found the director who will bring Scarface to the big screen?

Originally Antoine Fuqua was in the director’s chair but according to Variety, Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer is in negotiations to take over. The report states the talks are in the early stages and all we know about this new version is that it will be a reboot.

Rogue One star Diego Luna has been attached to the movie for several months now to the play the lead role Tone Montana, the role once played by Al Pacino. The core story of an immigrant boy searching for the ‘American Dream’ was played in both 1932 and 1982 versions, with the latter directed by Brian De Pama based on an Oliver Stone story. This new version, Joel and Ethan Coen will write the script.

This isn’t the first time the project has passed through David Ayer hands, back in 2011 he was potentially writing the script for the movie with Fuqua whom he worked with on Training Day.

Despite the critical failure of Suicide Squad, David Ayer is still looking a popular choice to direct Scarface reboot. When you look back at his filmography Training Day, S.W.A.T, Sabotage, Harsh Times, End Of Watch and Fury his style would suit ‘Scarface’. So is David Ayer the right person to bring Tone Montana’s ‘little Friend’ back to the big screens? Be it, David Ayer or someone else Universal have already set a release date of 10th August 2018.

David Ayers next movie is the Netflix Bound Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton released this December.