Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in talks to direct Scarface remake
No stranger to gun-toting action, Antoine Fuqua, AKA the director behind Training Day, The Equalizer and The Magnificent Seven, is now set to take on a most classic of classic movies; Scarface.
According to Deadline, Fuqua is currently in talks to helm the upcoming remake of the 1983 Al Pacino gangster hit, which was itself a remake of a 1932 film. The new Scarface is said to reimagine the central concept of its predecessors, following the rags-to-riches story of a poor immigrant who works his way up from a low-level criminal to a powerful underworld figure. Only this time the action is said to take place in modern-day Los Angeles, as opposed to the Miami setting of the 1983 film, or New York in the 1932 version.
The most recent draft of the screenplay has been written by Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton), and the project is said to be a ‘priority’ for Universal.
So; who would you have play Tony Montana?
Antoine Fuqua’s next film, The Magnificent Seven, is to be released in the UK and the US on September 23rd, and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard. See its trailer below: