The Scarface remake with Diego Luna is in trouble already, and cameras haven't even started rolling.
According to a report by THR, David Ayer has exited the project as writer and director after the script he handed was reportedly "too dark" for Universal's tastes. People, it's f*cking Scarface. You literally see a man getting body-parts removed with a chainsaw. You can't have a credible Scarface remake without a chainsaw somewhere in the frame.
Granted, DePalma's Scarface was itself a remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 original, but that had plenty of violence in it as well. In any event, Ayer is out but Rogue One's Diego Luna is still on board to star.
Ayer isn't the first director to walk away from the Scarface remake, as Training Day director Antonie Fuqua was also up for the job and left after a certain period when it wasn't going his way. Peter Berg and Hell Or High Water director David Mackenzie were also lined up for the film at one point, but both backed away from the film.
There's no word yet on who'll step up to the plate and take on the film, but you'd have to imagine that there's very directors who actually want to take this film on. After all, both Scarface '83 and Scarface '32 are considered classics of the genre - and it's really going to take a lot to make a modern-day version stand out in comparison to these.