Antoine Fuqua is no longer your Scarface remake director.
Just a day after Ben Affleck said he’d no longer be directing The Batman, Fuqua announces he is stepping away from the remake, mostly because Sony is after him for an Equalizer remake with Denzel Washington.
While Universal still wants to get this remake going by the spring, they may shift their schedule around to let Fuqua return to the project. They are still working on casting the film, and Diego Luna is the leader int he clubhouse to portray this new Tony Montana. This new Scarface was set to change settings from Miami to Los Angeles and focus on a Mexican immigrant rather than a Cuban refugee.
This is six of one, half a dozen of the other. Fuqua jumps ship on a remake of a remake because of his commitment to a sequel to a TV remake? Call me crazy, but I would like to see Antoine Fuqua do something original instead of simply keep a seat warm on this remake train. The guy is one of the more underrated directors in Hollywood these days, it would be great to see him tackle something original.
It worked out for him with Training Day.