Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been tapped to rewrite Universal Pictures’ Scarface which will be set in Los Angeles and is a complete re- imagining of the 1932 and 1983 versions.

As exclusively reported by Deadline, Antoine Fuqua has returned to direct the project, which was previously targeting an Aug. 18 release, currently undated as the new production gets underway.

Earlier drafts were written by David Ayer, Jonathan Herman and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.

Dunnet-Alcocer, a Queretaro, Mexico native, is best known for writing the English-language adaptation of Miss Bala for Sony.  He wrote and directed Contrapelo, which was shortlisted for the Oscars after premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Pic is produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions.  Scott Stuber will serve as EP.  Martin Bregman, producer of the 1983 Brian De Palma version of the film, will also produce.

Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone and Vice President of Production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.  Vice President of Production Brian Williams will oversee on behalf of Dylan Clark Productions.

Dunnet-Alcocer is represented by WME.