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