Universal announced Friday (February 10) that a remake of Hip Hop’s favorite movie Scarface is slated to debut the summer of 2018.
Training Day and The Equalizer‘s Antoine Fuqua was originally supposed to be the director of the film, but due to scheduling conflicts over creating a sequel to The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, he had to step away from the project.
Fuqua tried to coordinate where he could work on both Scarface and part two of The Equalizer, Variety reports. But Universal is currently searching for a new director. The film already has a release date for August 10, 2018.
The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production with the producer of the 1983 remake of Scarface, Martin Bregman, on board and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter as the writer.
Four-time Academy Award winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, will be publishing the script.
The classic crime movie will maintain the immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films, except it will be based in Los Angeles and focus on a Mexican immigrant. It’s rumored that Rouge One: A Star Wars Story‘s Diego Luna will star in the film.
“It touches on a more modern day, not just gangsterism but how everything moves now on the streets,” Fuqua said of the film in an exclusive with HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark in September. “How money moves now. The Scarface [from 1983], he couldn’t survive today. We saw that. The Pablos came and went. El Chapo is about to go. So what’s next?”
As word makes its rounds the Scarface will be remade, Twitter, of course, reacted to the news. Some are not very happy about a remake, of the 1983 remake of Howard Hawks 1932 gangster movie, Scarface.
FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD….We do not need a Scarface remake pic.twitter.com/rWmO5ydPch
— Sarah (@CloisForever23) February 10, 2017
— T_o (@T_oKool) February 10, 2017
— Simply (@Simplyuntold) February 10, 2017
— Andy Parker (@mrandyparker) February 10, 2017
Nobody asked for a remake of that overrated/mediocre movie, Scarface.
— Jamal (@TrafalgarMal) February 10, 2017
WHY WOULD YOU REMAKE SCARFACE IT'S PERFECT
— Rickys Modern Life (@RickAutiello) February 10, 2017
Why they gotta remake scarface and oceans 11 pic.twitter.com/2yr9DbxGST
— p (@Liam2yeezy) February 10, 2017