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Universal Plotting Another Scarface
But not a remake?

22 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Universal Plotting Another Scarface

Given that the basic story of Scarface powered both the tale of an Italian-born gangster in 1932 and the even more iconic Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in 1983, it’s somehow not surprising that Universal might be thinking it could work for an even newer generation. So try not to let your eyes widen much further in shock that the studio is now planning another version.

Yes, according to Deadline, Universal is now in active development, with producer Martin Bregman – who helped make the ’83 take – meeting writers to flesh out the latest take. The plan is to shove the update into today’s world while maintaining the core element of an immigrant who ends up becoming a criminal kingpin.

Just don’t go calling it a remake: while Brian De Palma’s version itself faced plenty of anger when it was originally announced (after all, the 1932 original was by Howard Hawks!) it has since gone on to become an iconic crime film. Read more about that here.

It’s too early to tell whether update could bottle the lightning a third time, but we’ll have to wait and see. But here’s the question for you lot: is it necessary? Do we need another anti-hero? Or will anyone involved say hello to a leetle friend?


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Could be good
It could be epic as long as it's done right.. I vote Benicio Del Toro as the new Montana.. :) More

Posted by AmySparkles at 22:02 on 25 September 2011 | Report This Post

whynot!
leonardo dicaprio would do some job in the lead role.why not! More

Posted by alonsomosley at 09:12 on 23 September 2011 | Report This Post

Don't Say Hello To This Little Friend
I bet this is the hip-hop version Universal wanted De Palma to make a few years back removing Giorgio Moroder's 1983 score and putting in rap music, De Palma refused. Aren't there new stories to tell? This is after all the old story of Al "Scarface" Capone recycled yet again. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:29 on 22 September 2011 | Report This Post

CUD WORK
As Empire said,there was anger at De Palma for remakin' it and love or loath it,it is iconic in cinematic history. Its all down to who writes it and directs it. Cud be great. And while they're @ that,get goin on Bad Lieutenant:L.A. or even Bad Lt:London! More

Posted by Snake 4Skin at 20:53 on 22 September 2011 | Report This Post

Why???!!!!!
Oh f*ck off Hollywood, seriously. More

Posted by jinks at 16:02 on 22 September 2011 | Report This Post

Its A Remake.
The 80s is what made Scarface. Made in the 80s and set in the 80s. Whatever they have planed smells of dump. More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:24 on 22 September 2011 | Report This Post

Scarface 3.0 will be HUGE
the 1983 film is idolized to such an extent i think a new version will outgross Avatar More

Posted by jackcarter at 09:41 on 22 September 2011 | Report This Post

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