Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer is no longer set to direct a remake of Scarface for Universal Pictures. Multiple reports, although conflicting as to why, seem to confirm this news. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ayer’s version of the script was “too dark”. However, Variety has reported the director and the studio simply encountered scheduling conflicts.
Ayer is just the latest director leave the project after names such as Antione Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) and Pablo Larrain (Jackie) were previously on board. David Yates was also at one point attached to the project.
While no news has surfaced as to a possible replacement for the End of Watch director, Diego Luna is still attached to star in the film. Ayer’s next film Bright, hits Netflix this summer and the director has been attached to other projects such as DC’s Gotham City Sirens.