David AyerDavid Ayer working with Joen and Ethan Coen? That's a combo we never thought we'd see.

The "Suicide Squad" director is in early negotiations to tackle the upcoming remake of "Scarface," Deadline reports, which has a script by the Coen brothers. Antoine Fuqua ("The Magnificent Seven") reportedly had to drop out of the director's race for scheduling reasons.

The new version of the immigrant who rises to become a powerful crime boss will be set in Los Angeles and will star Diego Luna of "Rogue One" and "Y Tu Mama Tambien" fame. Al Pacino memorably played the gangster kingpin in the 1983 version by Brian De Palma and those are damn hard footsteps to follow in.

Despite not having yet nailed down a director, the film has a release slot: Say hello to this little film in August 2018.