The director of Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, and many more films, Antoine Fuqua, is up for directing the film-version of Scarface. This would be the third film adaptation that is based on a novel by Armitage Trail. Mr. Fuqua is currently talking to Universal Pictures in the hope of taking on this project. Let's hope that works out for Mr. Fuqua to get the gig. I believe he will do a great job adapting this novel.
The first theater release of Scarface was in 1932 and was directed by Mr. Howard Hawks. The second adaptation (much popular than the first) was released in 1983. Mr. Brian De Palma directed that feature while Mr. Oliver Stone wrote the screenplay wiht Mr. Al Pacino taking the lead role.
Jamaican-born, British writer Mr.Victory Headley's novel, Yardie, is being made into a film. Idris Elba is directing this flick, making it his directorial debut. The novel by itself was a self-published success in Britain. A two-man operation made the book a success. The novel was mainly sold at hairdresser's salons, clothing shops, and even outside of nightclubs. Word of mouth alone got Mr. Headley to sell over twelve thousand copies of Yardie. The novel had a cult following and developed other booksellers to follow suit. Critics stated that the novel Yardie is a "Well-crafted crime story."
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