What!? A ‘Scarface’ Remake is Happening!
DO WE NEED/WANT THIS! What is wrong with you H-Wood!?
According to Flaworwire:
“Say hello to my little friend,” said Universal, as they announced that they are, indeed, producing another remake of the 1932 film, Scarface. This remake is being penned by Jonathan Herman, who also wroteStraight Outta Compton and is working on the script for a remake of The Birds, as well as a movie called The Demonologist. Chances are, the film will take an updated look at the immigrant story, which was made famously glamorous (or anti-glamorous, depending on whether or not you love mountains of cocaine and Tommy Guns) in the 1983 film starring Al Pacino. Pablo Larraín is set to direct, and, given his impressive work thus far, there’s a chance that this new, of-the-momentScarface could actually be a thing worth seeing.
Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing, and rises up to become a powerful drug kingpin. The film also features Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The initial critical response to Scarface was mixed, with criticism over excessive violence, frequent strong language and graphic hard drug usage. Some Cuban expatriates in Miami objected to the film’s portrayal of Cubans as criminals and drug traffickers. Later reviews have been more positive, and screenwriters and directors such as Martin Scorsese have praised the movie. It is now considered a classic within the mob film genre and has resulted in many cultural references such as in comic books and video games.