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Yates to direct Scarface reboot?

Harry Potter director David Yates is rumoured to be in discussions to direct the Scarface remake.

David, who took the reins on the last four films in the wizarding franchise and directed six-part TV political drama State Of Play, is apparently in "final talks" for the job, reported Deadline.

"Universal has been through a couple of drafts and now is very high on the current draft. The first stop is the director. This is before any conversations on talent or timing," a source told Deadline.

The script for Universal's upcoming movie is being reworked, with further details about casting being kept under wraps.

The new version is said to be a reboot of Brian De Palma's 1983 crime saga, which was written by Oliver Stone, and not a remake or sequel.

Al Pacino received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Scarface as refugee-turned-drug kingpin Tony Montana, and his ruthless rise to fame during the cocaine boom of the 1980s.

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