Antoine Fuqua Might Direct a 'Scarface' Remake (Will Tell Contemporary Immigrant Tale)
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Antoine Fuqua Might Direct a 'Scarface' Remake (Will Tell Contemporary Immigrant Tale)

Antoine Fuqua
Antoine Fuqua

First announced over a year ago, Universal is moving forward with its “Scarface” remake and is now negotiating with Antoine Fuqua (who seems to be busier than ever) to direct what will be a 3rd version of the classic.

Should an agreement be reached, Fuqua will direct from a script penned by Jonathan Herman (a rewrite of a previous drafts by Paul Attanasio and David Ayer), which will tell a new and original take on the immigrant story that will be set in present-day Los Angeles, and will explore an immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld.

No word on how this will be cast at this time.

Herman has become a go-to writer at Universal, having penned the Straight Outta Compton draft that received the green light from the studio. He is currently in development on The Demonologist and The Birds remake at Universal.

The film is being produced by Bluegrass Films as well as Global Produce. Also Marty Bregman, producer of the 1983 version that starred Al Pacino, is also on board to produce.

Jon Mone and Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

It’s been a busy 12 months for Antoine Fuqua; the director has teamed up with Showtime for a dark medical drama titled “The City;” he also has AT&T’S Audience network drama series “Ice,” a scripted series on the underground diamond trade. There’s the “Magnificent Seven” remake starring Denzel Washington; and Fuqua’s also executive producing CBS’ upcoming “Training Day” series to name a handful of projects with his name on them.

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