We /scarface-remake-gets-writer-david-ayer/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.
Plot details are being held under wraps, but the studio is planning on using ideas from both versions of the story. Martin Bregman and Marc Shmuger, who produced the 80's remake, will be producing.
No production schedule has been released for this project.