There’s something of an unofficial rule in Hollywood when it comes to revisiting old titles: If teenage boys are still hanging a movie’s poster in their rooms decades after its release, then it’s time for a remake, reboot, reimagining or some other yet to be identified “re”hashing. Enter Scarface.
Brian De Palma’s 1983 mob film, which, depending on who you ask is either one of the best examples of the genre or a really long build-up to an epic gun battle, has been in talks for a reboot since at least 2014. Now Deadline reports that Universal is vetting Antoine Fuqua for the job. Fuqua, who directed Training Day, The Equalizer, Shooter and other movies with guns and troubled heroes, seems like a natural fit for the modern-day spin on the crime drama which, allegedly, will move the film’s action from Miami to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, somewhere out there, Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington, Fuqua’s Training Day stars who are also headlining the director’s upcoming Magnificent Seven, are preparing for their inevitable casting.