ALSO, HE COUNTS DE PALMA'S 'THE FURY' AS ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME
Luca Guadagnino, director of the recent high-profile remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria, and who included Brian De Palma's The Fury on his top ten for the 2012 Sight & Sound greatest films of all time poll, "is now set to direct Universal Pictures’ reimagination of Scarface," according to Deadline's Anthony D'Alessandro. "The new movie will be set in Los Angeles," D'Alessandro adds. "The pic’s shooting script will be off of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s version, who’ve been with the project for at least three years, with earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio."
In fact, when Antoine Fuqua came back a second time as director of this "reimagination" in 2018, Dunnet-Alcocer was brought in to rewrite the Coen Brothers' 2017 draft. It sounds like that draft has since left the building along with Fuqua. Right around the first time Fuqua had left the project, in January of 2017 (prior to the Coen Brothers' involvement), Diego Luna was attached to play the lead. However, Diego confirmed to Collider's Jeff Sneider at Sundance this past January that he is no longer attached to Scarface.