Universal Plans “Scarface” Remake

By Staff  |  03/20/2015


Remakes of classic movies seem to be a trend in Hollywood these days, from Total Recall to Robocop.

The next remake surely to grab headlines will be of the 1983 gangster classic, Scarface.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has decided to move forward with plans to make a new version of the classic film, which starred Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee-turned-drug kingpin Tony Montana.

THR asked Pacino himself about his thoughts of a new film. He said, "Oh, it's fine" and called the studio's plans "interesting."

"It's part of what we do. We remake things," he added.

Universal has tapped Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman to rewrite the script for the new Scarface, while Pablo Larrain will direct and Marc Shmuger is producing via his Global Produce banner.

The studio plans to introduce a new story in the film, set in Los Angeles and exploring an immigrant's rise in the criminal underworld.