New Version of Scarface on the Way
Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan
Say hello to another Scarface (pretty sure no other site will make that reference).
Before anyone screams "why are they remaking Scarface?" — we should point out that it's not a remake. Not exactly. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is planning a "new version" of the 1983 classic, which saw Al Pacino in the iconic role of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who builds an empire in the drug world of Miami.
The Brian De Palma-directed Scarface was itself a remake of a highly-revered 1932 version, which saw Paul Muni in the role of Italian mobster Tony Camonte, who becomes the kingpin of gangland Chicago.
So how will this new Scarface be different? According to the report, the studio plans to use the element of an immigrant coming to the United States and, through violence and ruthless behavior, soon builds a twisted version of the American dream. See? Totally not a remake. There's no word on where the new "Scarface" will be from, but, considering the other movies, chances are good that he will be named Tony.
The new Scarface is still in the nascent stages, with Universal currently meeting with screenwriters to discuss their ideas for the new version. Whoever gets hired to write the movie, they will have a tough job in front of them, considering the Pacino Scarface is often regarded as one of the top gangster movies of all time.