Say hello to another remake! This time, it’s the famous 1983 cult-hit Scarface.
2019 was a good year for movies. We got Avengers: Endgame, Joker, The Farewell, Little Women, Uncut Gems and many more. Then 2020 came punching us in the face with a global pandemic, and almost everything was put to a halt. However, filmmakers are not giving up. Heck, even Indonesia has launched their own version of the Avengers.
Now, Variety has reported that there’s a Scarface remake in the making with director Luca Guadagnimo at the helm. Guadagnimo’s works include Call Me By Your Name and the Suspiria remake.
The screenplay will be written by Joel and Ethan Coen, famed for their numerous critically-acclaimed films such as The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men.
There are already two existing versions of Scarface – 1932’s Scarface: The Shame of the Nation and the more familiar 1983 film with Al Pacino. According to the report, this version will take place in Los Angeles, instead of Brian De Palma’s Miami setting. No casting decisions or any further details have been announced, but it’s described as a “reimagining of the core immigrant story” told in previous films.
Although Guadagnimo has a lot on his plate at the moment – working on the sequel to 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, developing a remake of Lord of the Flies for Warner Bros, and releasing We Are Who We Are, an upcoming limited HBO series starring Alice Braga and Kid Cudi, in addition the newly announced Scarface remake – we’re super-excited about this project as it has all the right names involved.
We don’t expect a release window announcement for the film any time soon, but you can keep it here at JUICE for more pop culture news.