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Director David Ayer exits Scarface reboot

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Scarface has parted ways with another director.

David Ayer is no longer helming Universal’s planned reboot of the gangster drama, EW has confirmed. A source with knowledge of the situation said the split resulted from scheduling conflicts.

Ayer, the writer-director of films including Suicide Squad and End of Watch, initially boarded Scarface in May, replacing Antoine Fuqua, who bowed out to focus on his sequel to The Equalizer.

The search for a new director is underway, and for now, Scarface is still slated to hit theaters Aug. 10, 2018.

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A representative for Ayer did not immediately respond to request for comment on his departure; Universal declined to comment.

This incarnation of Scarface would be the third to grace the big screen, following Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s 1932 drama about an Al Capone-like mobster and Brian De Palma’s 1983 version starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee turned Miami drug kingpin. Diego Luna is attached to star in the re-imagining, which centers on a Mexican immigrant in contemporary Los Angeles.

Ayer’s departure was first reported by Variety.