It’s A Bad Day To Be A Director As ‘Scarface’ Reboot Loses Antoine Fuqua

Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

Welp. In addition to today’s news of Ben Affleck leaving the directing chair for the upcoming, Batman film, it appears that The Magnificent Seven‘s Antoine Fuqua has dropped out of Scarface. The reboot of a reboot, is a reimagining of the original story. Of course, Al Pacino iconically portrayed the role in 1983, but the original Scarface hit theatres in 1932. According to Variety, Fuqua has departed the project because of the upcoming sequel to The Equaliser. The Denzel Washington-starring picture hit theatres everywhere in 2014, and Sony Pictures are contempt on developing a follow-up soon. Basically, scheduling conflicts between both films forced Fuqua to dropped out of directing Scarface.

Variety also reports that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Diego Luna is in line to play the lead in the upcoming Scarface reboot.  However, Variety also did say that if a new director comes into the picture and wants to do things a little differently, Luna may have to make way for a bigger star. But, how much would that suck?

So, what do you guys think of this? Are you still excited for the Scarface reboot? With Fuqua out of the picture, but Luna on board, I am torn to say the least. Hopefully the studio can hire a talent as good as Fuqua to give this movie the chance it deserves.

Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter wrote the most recent draft.

Source: Variety

Roby D'Ottavi

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  • Jason Scarpelli

    Why on Earth make a Scarface reboot/remake?

    • Axxell

      I don’t get it either.

    • DefJ123 the Deplorable

      Same reason they’ve made the rest of the reboots they have. Nothing can replace Al Pacino as Scarface…

      • Jason Scarpelli

        There should be no reason period lol

    • Darthmanwe

      This is the ONE exception where I will vote in favor of a reboot. Since….

      Scarface is already rebooted. And the story changes shape and scope according to when it is made, since the subject matter is so tied into the current times.

      • Jason Scarpelli

        The subject matter is tied into the era of the 50s til today. But the film is a classic and Hollywood should stop rebooting/remaking films and think of original stories

        • Darthmanwe

          YEa, because we all know how much you people flock to original movies…..

          • Jason Scarpelli

            Yes they do, Especially if you have taste for original movies.

          • itachi uchiha

            no they don’t. most people now rather see the new ones ans Superheroes than old movies

          • Jason Scarpelli

            Actually a lot of people do. Not everyone sees movies just for rehashes. I enjoy superhero films yet they have no relevance to this post. But, not everyone just flocks to those type of movies. Most people like a good story and originality.

  • Axxell

    See, this is the universe telling you something…