David Ayer continued post-production work on his L.A. cop drama End of Watch, starring Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal and America Ferrera.
Ayer remained committed to his sci-fi drama Last Man, a creative switch from his trademark L.A.-set police dramas, but the 42-year-old writer/director made his schedule more hectic by signing on to script the latest remake of the 1932 gangster classic SCARFACE.
Mike Fleming at Deadline reported today that Ayer, who has three directing jobs under his belt, Harsh Times, Street Kings and the recently wrapped End of Watch, joined producers Marc Shmuger, via his Global Produce shingle, and Martin Bregman, producer of the 1983 remake starring Al Pacino, on a new Scarface.
Ayer promised that the new Scarface would be contemporary and true to the two previous versions by telling a new, twisted version of the American dream.
“This is a fantasy for me,” Ayer said. “I can still remember when I saw the film at 13 and it blew my mind.”