Looks like the remake of the 1983 Al Pacino classic Scarface has hit a bit of turbulence. Per Variety, director Antoine Fuqua—who directed The Magnificent Seven and Training Day—has bailed on the reboot, due to creative differences with Sony, which was apparently looking for a movie that’ll fall more along the lines of a sequel to The Equalizer, Fuqua’s 2014 action film starring Denzel Washington that, itself, is a reboot.
While the film doesn’t have a new director yet, it does have a star with an already-famous résumé. Per GameSpot:
Additionally, sources told the site that Star Wars: Rogue One actor Diego Luna will play a lead role in the untitled Scarface remake. The new movie will take place in modern-day Los Angeles, focusing on a Mexican immigrant. The 1932 original and the 1983 version starring Al Pacino also told immigrant stories, though those movies took place in Chicago and Miami, respectively.
While GameSpot implies Luna will be playing a lead role, Variety seems insistent the Rogue One alum will be playing the lead role. Guess we’ll have to wait to find out, but in the meantime, did you know there was a Scarface video game that came out in 2006? Cause I sure as hell didn’t.
I’d imagine it’s like GTA but, you know, with more cocaine.