Ahead of the release of his western remake”The Magnificent Seven” next month, filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is reportedly in talks with Universal Pictures to direct a new take on a screen classic.
Fuqua is presently negotiating to direct “Scarface,” a third version of the crime drama previously made by Howard Hawks in 1932 and Brian DePalma in 1983. The new one once again follows an immigrant who rises to power in the underworld.
This time though the setting isn’t Chicago or Miami but contemporary Los Angeles. Jonathan Herman penned the most recent draft following earlier versions by Paul Attanasio and David Ayer.
Marty Bregman, Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark will produce.