Scarface: Universal Reboot Loses Director Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua is no longer directing Universal’s Scarface remake.

The helmer, who has been on board the project, has stepped off in order to focus on a sequel to 2014’s The Equalizer, which is on the fast track at Sony Pictures.

Fuqua directed the first Equalizer movie, which starred Denzel Washington, and has spent time developing a follow-up.

Both movie projects came to a head in terms of scheduling, forcing Fuqua to make a Solomon-like decision.

Universal is still planning on a spring start for Scarface and is looking for a director.

Diego Luna, the male lead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is attached to star in the modern story about the rise and fall of a Latino gangster in Los Angeles.

Previous versions of the crime drama include the 1932 original starring James Cagney and a 1983 remake starring Al Pacino.