The film will be set in Los Angeles instead of Miami and Diego Luna is attached to star in the flick.
Ayer's Warners/DC tentpole Suicide Squad grossed $745.6 million worldwide previous year, and his credits include Fury and End Of Watch. Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 film, serves in the same capacity in the telling of this generation's Scarface, which the studio first brought to the screen in 1932. He's built a career on exploring them in movies like Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, and Dark Blue (all of which he wrote or co-wrote), along with Harsh Times and End of Watch (both of which he wrote and directed).
In any case, Ayer directing a Scarface remake sounds like a flawless marriage of material and filmmaker.
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Scarface is scheduled to hit theaters in August 2018.
The next film for Ayer will be his Netflix fantasy film Bright, starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, which will drop on the streaming service in December. But perhaps weirder yet is the fact that famed duo The Coen Brothers wrote the latest version of the script.
David Ayer is also set to follow up Suicide Squad with Gotham City Sirens, which has Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn. A Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, the drama will be produced by Marc Shmuger (Lucy), Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series).