Friday, February 10, 2017
Universal's SCARFACE Lands A Release Date, MacKenzie And Berg Being Circled To Helm
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-star Diego Luna officially starring in Universal Pictures's upcoming Scarface reboot, it's been a day of brewing developments. The film had been in search for a director since Antoine Fuqua left the film in late January to focus his attention on The Equalizer sequel and now there has been movement on multiple fronts.
According to THR, No Country For Old Men directing duo Joel and Ethan Coen have polished the script for a reboot inspired by the 1983 Brian De Palma classic, now focusing on a modern tale of the rise and fall of an ambitious Latino gangster in Los Angeles. Moreover, Hell Or High Water director David MacKenzie and Battleship and Deepwater Horizon helmer Peter Berg are both circling the director's chair for the film's newly set date for August 10, 2018.
The word is that it was MacKenzie who was initially passed up on for Fuqua to work on Scarface a year after Berg hired MacKenzie to direct his hit 2016 crime thriller then-titled "Comancheria" for CBS Films. Scarface is a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production with Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark producing, as will Martin Bregman who produced the 1983 film.