The search for a man to bring Scarface to the big screen continues as David Ayer departs the project, citing creative differences.
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Ayer’s script was ‘too dark’ for Universal’s tastes although it’s to be expected considering Scarface is a gritty, violent crime classic.
The remake, the second remake after Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino updated the 1932 original with the much-love 1983 version, will swap Miami for contemporary Los Angeles. Diego Luna is still attached to play the West Coast Latino gangster. Dylan Clark will produce via his Dylan Clark Productions, along with Martin Bregman, who also produced the 1983 film.
Other directors who have been circling the project include Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua, Hell or High Water director David MacKenzie and Patriots Day helmer Peter Berg.
Ayer is still attached to direct Gotham City Sirens.