Newswire: Suicide Squad’s David Ayer in talks to helm Scarface remake

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In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then, when you get the money, you get the power. Then, when you get the power, you get to helm ill-timed remakes of movies about bloodthirsty Latino stereotypes. This is the experience of David Ayer, whom Deadline reports is in talks to direct the latest iteration of Scarface for Universal. This is actually a weird circle-of-life moment for the project, which the studio has been trying to get off the ground for most of the past decade, having gone through numerous screenwriters and directors. (The most recent director being Antoine Fuqua, who left in January to focus on a sequel to his own ill-considered remake.) But in this case, we’ve been reporting on this film since 2011, when we first announced Universal had found a scribe to pen the screenplay of an undocumented immigrant who is basically the ideal scarecrow ...