Scarface is the movie that you’ll most likely see a poster of in a rappers movie theater. This much I have concluded. Other than that I question the idea that the world is asking for a remake of one of the most classic films of all time.
“Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino has signed on to take over the project.
There are already two versions of the gangster classic: the first, from 1932 starring Paul Muni and directed by Howard Hawks (“The Big Sleep”), and the second is the notorious 1983 production starring Al Pacino that’s directed by Brian De Palma (“Mission: Impossible”).
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wrote the latest version of the script with earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio.
“Scarface” will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco Marabito. SVP Brian Williams will also executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions.
Whatever. That’s all industry speak, but it means at least the remake is in the hands of some heavy hitters and should get a respectable treatment.