Antoine Fuqua In Negotiations to Direct Universal Pictures Scarface

Antoine Fuqua In Negotiations to Direct Universal Pictures Scarface

Universal Pictures has entered negotiations with director Antoine Fuqua to direct the long-awaited Scarface remake.

If you recall, Antoine Fuqua was previously attached to direct Scarface, but he backed out in late January over scheduling conflicts with The Equalizer 2. Read on for details. has learned that Universal Pictures still has their eyes for director Antoine Fuqua.

Diego Luna, was also attached to reprise Al Pacino’s role as Scarface, but the actor’s involvement is uncertain, since the changing production timeline. We look at this as a blessing in disguise since Diego, to us, is NOT a strong enough actor to take on the role of Scarface. He just doesn’t seem to be a right fit like Antoine Fuqua.

Scarface has had plenty of difficulty getting off the ground, but you have to look at the signs that remaking a classic like Sacrface could be a mistake unless all the right players are in place.

Over the summer David Ayer was briefly attached, but he left the project due to creative differences. Like we said, it has to be the right people, or Scarface could easily spell FLOP!


Originally, Universal Pictures set an August 10, 2018 release date, but with the delays in the directors seat the movie has been pushed back to 2019. If Antoine comes back on board, it’s unclear if another writer will come aboard and re-work the script for Antoine Fuqua.

Dylan Clark (War For the Planet of the Apes) is producing through his Dylan Clark Productions company alongside Marty Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface movie, with Scott Stuber serving as an executive producer. However, Deadline states that Fuqua met with Universal studio brass this week, and that the prospects for this project look “strong,” although there is still a long road ahead before this project gets off the ground. Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 is slated for release on July 20. He is also attached to direct and produce the TV series Omerta, based on Mario Puzo’s final novel, which has Sylvester Stallone attached to star, although there have been no updates on that project in some time.