In the ever growing sea of film remakes, the iconic 1980s crime film Scarface is next in line for Universal Studios. As a remake of a remake, this sounds like a tough job, but fortunately Universal is bringing some promising talent to in Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, who is set to direct the upcoming remake of Scarface.
Not only will Guadagnino will be serving as director, but he’ll be working alongside the Coen Brothers, who are penning Scarface‘s script. The film will also be produced by Dylan Clark a part of his own production company, while Scott Stuber, Marco Marabito and Brian Williams are set to be executive producers. No word on which actors will be set to take on the role of Tony Montana however.
While a remake of Scarface sounds like a desperation from Hollywood, the original 80s film is actually a remake in its own right, based off the 1932 crime drama loosely based on a novel by Armitage Trail. However, Al Pacino’s version of Tony Montana has become the more recognized version, as well as his film having more memorable lines and moments. Considering that the 80s film sought to differentiate itself from the 30s version, it can be assumed that this new version of Scarface won’t be just an exact copy. Plus, given how Luca Guadagnino and the Coen Brothers have created some amazing remakes like Suspiria and True Grit, this upcoming Scarface remake has more potential than one would initially expect.
No release date has been set for Scarface.