Southpaw's Antoine Fuqua set to direct Scarface remake
Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day and Southpaw, looks set to charge to take charge of a remake of iconic gangster thriller Scarface.
According to Deadline, Fuqua is in talks to take charge of a movie which moves the story to contemporary Los Angeles. There's no star attached at present.
The script has been in development for a few years, with Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman has written the most recent draft, while Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayer previously turning in a draft.
The story has been told twice before on the big screen, first in 1932 with director Howard Hawks and star Paul Muni, then most famously in 1983 with Brian De Palma directing Al Pacino.
The movie's 1983 version, which you can check out here in hmv's online store, told the story of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who rises to take over a drug cartel.