It looks like the third version of Scarface may have found its lead, but at the same time, the search for a new director has begun.
The Bad News: Attached to direct the new film, which will focus on a Mexican immigrant who rises through the ranks of the L.A. drug trade in this version, Antoine Fuqua has announced he will be leaving the film due to a schedule conflict. Sony Pictures is beginning preparations for a sequel to the hit action film The Equalizer, in which Fuqua directed with Denzel Washington in the lead role. Both Fuqua and Washington have signed up for the remake and with Sony planning to get the sequel off the ground, it will cause conflict with Scarface. A new director is being sought.
The Good News: While a new director is being sought, it looks like a lead actor has been chosen to take up the mantle. Rogue One and Milk star Diego Luna (pictured) is being eyed to follow in the footsteps of Paul Muni and Al Pacino to play the new Scarface. Luna will next been seen in another reboot, Flatliners, later this year.
Production on Scarface is set to begin this Spring.