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Director David Ayer exits ‘Scarface’ reboot

PTI | Los Angeles |

Universal's new take on “Scarface” has hit a bump in the road as director David Ayer has left the project.

Ayer's take on the script was “too dark” for the studio's taste, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ayer won acclaim for penning the hard-hitting “Training Day” and making gritty movies such as “End of Watch”.

“Scarface” tells the story of the rise and fall of a gangster, which has seen previous versions made in 1932 and 1983, which was directed by Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino.

Diego Luna is still attached to play the West Coast Latino gangster.

Dylan Clark will produce the film along with Martin Bregman, who also produced the 1983 project.