The classic American tale of a Gangster's rise to power undergoes its second remake, the first since Brian De Palma directed Al Pacino as Tony Montana.
Universal Pictures has brought on Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman to rewrite the script for their Scarface remake. We haven't heard anything about the remake since March 2014, when the project brought on director Pablo Larraín (No). The screenplay was previously worked on by Paul Attanasio (The Fighter) and David Ayer (Suicide Squad).
The story will follow a criminal's rise through the Los Angeles criminal underworld, much like the first two movies, but with a different setting. The original 1932 Scarface starring Paul Muni as Tony Camonte was set in Chicago, while the 1983 Scarface remake followed Al Pacino's Tony Montana as he rose to become one of Miami's most feared criminal leaders. No other details about this new version were given, aside from the Los Angeles setting.Read More
Universal Pictures has brought on Pablo Larraín (No) to direct their Scarface reboot. David Yates was in talks to direct back in August, but he has now moved on to make Tarzan for Warner Bros.
This reboot will be a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 original Scarface and the 1983 Scarface remake. This story will follow an immigrant's rise through the Los Angeles criminal underworld, with the main character said to be of Mexican descent. The plot is said to be a mythic origin story that shows how Tony's physical and emotional wounds helped define him as a man.Read More
Universal Pictures is reportedly in final talks with David Yates to direct the Scarface that has been in development since September 2011.
Both the original 1932 Scarface, starring Paul Muni, and the 1983 Scarface remake starring Al Pacino, are considered classics, so the studio has big shoes to fill for this second remake. We'll keep you posted as soon as more details come forth.Read More
We reported that Universal had hired David Ayers to pen the screenplay for their upcoming remake of Scarface almost a year ago. Today they announced that they have brought on Quiz Show's Paul Attanasio to re-write the screenplay.
The original Scarface was directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson, which centered on a gangster's journey to attain power and money. The film was remade in 1983 by Brian De Palma, which spawned the iconic character Tony Montana starring Al Pacino.Read More
Training Day screenwriter David Ayer has signed on to write the Scarface remake for Universal Pictures. We first reported on this project back in September, when the studio was seeking writers.
Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface, and Marc Shmuger are producing the remake. No production schedule was given for Scarface.Read More