Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Looks Like A 'Scarface' Reboot is Officially In the Works
The Coen brothers wrote the newest version of the script.
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed production on hundreds of film and TV projects, but it hasn't slowed down the age of reboots. On Thursday, Variety reported that Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino will direct a reboot of the cult classic Scarface.
The 1983 remake of the screenplay is the most famous iteration of the story. Universal Pictures produced the film on a $37 million budget. The film earned $66 million at the box office. The film earned three nominations for the Golden Globe Awards. Al Pacino earned a nomination for Best Actor--motion picture drama. Steven Bauer was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Giorgio Moroder earned a nomination for Best Original Score.
The original version of the film premiered in 1932. The screenplay followed Antonio "Tony" Camonte--inspired by Al Capone. Camonte rises through the underbelly of Chicago.
Universal has not announced any casting choices. On Thursday, a false report surfaced, claiming that Marvel's Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan would play the role of Tony Montana. Jay Polidoro will serve as senior vice president of production, while Lexi Barta will assume the role of director of development.
According to Variety, the film's remake will reimagine the core story of the previous chapters. An immigrant protagonist makes his way to America, where he fights through the underworld to achieve the American Dream.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding Scarface casting choices.