‘Scarface’ Remake Director Reportedly Exits Over a “Too Dark” Script

Filming for the upcoming Scarface reboot is expected to start shooting this summer in Georgia. However, the movie’s director, David Ayer, has just dropped out of the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to reports, Universal’s Scarface has lost their director, David Ayer. Apparently, Ayer’s script was “too dark” for the studio.

Ayer, who recently completed filming Suicide Squad, is known for his hard-hitting movies such as Training Day and End of Watch.

Scarface centers around the rise and fall of a gangster. There have been two previous versions of Scarface, the latest most notably became a pop-culture phenomenon and solidified Al Pacino’s career in Hollywood. Directed by Brian De Palma the movie went on to gross $44 million at the box office.

WASHINGTON, DC-OCT 15: Director David Ayer (R) and wife Mareya attend the world premiere of “The Fury” at the Newseum on October 15, 2014 in Washington DC. (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

The latest Scarface reboot would move the movie’s setting from Miami, Florida to Los Angeles, California.

It is important to note that Universal has been working hard on finding a director to direct the movie. Equalizer and Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was once attached to direct the project until he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Then, Patriots Day director Peter Berg was considered for the directing job.

Meanwhile, Ayer’s next movie is the Netflix fantasy film Bright, which stars Will Smith. He is also set to direct the upcoming Western remake The Wild Bunch, and the upcoming Margot Robbie superhero movie Gotham City Sirens, which will star Robbie’s, Harley Quinn.