David Ayer has exited Universal's upcoming "Scarface" reboot starring "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" alum Diego Luna.

Ayer's take on the source material, which would have taken place in Los Angeles, was deemed "too dark" by the studio, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The director had signed on to helm the project in place of Antoine Fuqua who left the film due to scheduling conflicts with his sequel to "The Equalizer."

Universal is said to be looking for a new director to get "Scarface" up and running by the fall, Variety reported.

The reboot is being produced by Dylan Clark and Martin Bregman who produced the 1983 version of "Scarface" starring Al Pacino that was set in 1980s Miami.

Ayer currently has "Bright" starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton set for release on Netflix in December.

The 49-year-old is also developing "Gotham City Sirens" which will feature Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn alongside fellow Batman villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy.