David Ayer Departs “Scarface” Reboot

“Suicide Squad” and “End of Watch” helmer David Ayer has reportedly dropped out of directing the second remake of “Scarface” at Universal Pictures.

Heat Vision reports that Ayer’s take on the script was dubbed “too dark” for the studio’s taste, an odd claim as the De Palma remake is not short on bloody and brutal scenes and is considered a contemporary gangster film classic.

Diego Luna remains attached to star in the new take which will follow the rise and fall of a West Coast Latino gangster in Los Angeles. Dylan Clark and Martin Bregman will produce.

Ayer marks the second director to drop out of the film, the other being Antoine Fuqua who was attached but left early this year due to scheduling conflicts. David MacKenzie and Peter Berg were also circling at one point before Ayer came onboard.