Universal announced Friday (February 10) that a remake of Hip Hop’s favorite movie Scarfaceis slated to debut the summer of 2018.
Training Day and The Equalizer‘s Antoine Fuqua was originally supposed to be the director of the film, but due to scheduling conflicts over creating a sequel to The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, he had to step away from the project.
Fuqua tried to coordinate where he could work on both Scarface and part two of The Equalizer,Variety reports. But Universal is currently searching for a new director. The film already has a release date for August 10, 2018.
The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production with the producer of the 1983 remake of Scarface, Martin Bregman, on board and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter as the writer.