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Scarface Reboot Loses Director, Reportedly Has Its Star

Say goodbye to a big friend of the upcoming Scarface reboot.

Variety reports that director Antoine Fuqua has departed the project so that he can focus on a sequel to The Equalizer. Universal still wants Scarface in the works by the spring, and the studio has already started meeting with potential replacements.

Sources said Fuqua really wanted to direct the film, and that he and his team were still trying to figure out a way to make it work even as Universal began meeting with other directors. But Fuqua had already put so much work into the script for the next Equalizer that he simply couldn't split his time.

Meanwhile, Rogue One's Diego Luna is reportedly attached to star in the reboot, which is a reimagining of the gangster story told in both the 1932 and 1983 Scarface movies. The new film (written by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter) will be set in Los Angeles and Luna would play a Mexican immigrant.

As we wait for more developments, take a look at some reboots that worked in a big way.