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.