Bros… They’re Remaking ‘Scarface’ And It It’s Going To Be Set In Los Angeles
I don’t really get excited about Hollywood remakes, but I can get 100% behind a remake of Scarface. After all, the ’80s cocaine movie about Tony Montana was a remake of a 1930s gangster movie. Scarface has been shelves for 30 years. Why not? Here’s Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive from a few days ago:
Universal is moving forward with its Scarface remake and has tapped Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman to do the rewrite.
Paul Attanasio and David Ayer wrote previous drafts of the film, which will be a new and original take on the immigrant story, which spawned films in 1932 and 1983. The 1983 version, which was released by Universal, 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. That film made the expression, “Say hello to my little friend,” one of the most iconic lines in cinema.
The new film will be set in Los Angeles and explore an immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld.
Pablo Larraín will direct.
Setting it in Southern California, it’s going to be interesting to see if they make it about the Mexican Cartels. Who do you think they should cast that can bring justice to the gangster role like Al Pacino as Tony Montana? Leo? Someone young like Miles Teller? Good ole Johnny Depp? What chick is going to be the new Michelle Pfeiffer? I like where this Bro’s head is:
This is huge. I can’t wait. The one-liners better be impeccable.