We're getting a Scarface reboot because there was someone out there who thought that was a thing we all needed. They had a director in Antoine Fuqua but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and they have been looking for a replacement ever since. It appears they might have one because according to The Hollywood Reporter David Ayer is currently in talks.
Ayer, before directing the divisive Suicide Squad, directed movies such as End of the Watch and Fury and was a writer for Training Day. THR reports that other directors who were looking at the project were David MacKenzie (Hell of High Water) and Peter Berg (Patriot's Day).
Scarface tells the story of the rise and fall of a gangster, which has seen previous versions made in 1932 and 1983, the latter of which came from director Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino.
Rogue One star Diego Luna is attached to play gangster Tony Montana with the Coen brothers writing most of the remakes recent rewrite.